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How can your city use geofencing to create sustainable traffic environments?

Friday, May 5, 2023

Do you work with digitization or traffic planning in a city, municipality or region? Here you can both take part in the advantages of geofencing but also how to implement the tool in your city.

Are you considering whether geofencing is a suitable tool to use to solve a need in the design of your city's road transport system or how different transports are carried out? Here there are both reports and films that you can take part of to gain a better understanding of geofencing and the difference it can make for your city and its inhabitants.

Geofencing på hönö

What is Geofencing?

Geofencing, is a collective term that includes the use of technical solutions in combination with suitable digital and organizational processes to ensure that vehicles follow certain characteristics within a certain geographical area.

Geofencing is an important tool for creating a safe road transport system for unprotected road users in today's complex traffic environments. It is also important to be able to meet today's and future's demand for safe, fossil-free and quieter transport.

To get an in-depth knowledge, take a look at the report that was produced, here you can learn everything you need to know about geofencing. (Swedish only)

A step-by-step guide from need to implementation

In this guide, we provide you with a brief guide on the steps required to establish a geofencing zone and the issues that may need to be investigated along the way. (Swedish only)

Geofencing tips

Here you can watch a short film about the difference geofencing can make for society, but also some tips from two cities (Gothenburg and Stockholm) that have tested geofencing in a range of different environments.

You can also take part in the seminar that CLOSER arranged together with the Swedish Transport Administration in December 2022. (Swedish only)

More movies about Geofencing


A film that briefly explains what geofencing is, what the advantages are and how it can be used in a city.

Smart urban traffic zones

A film showing how smart zones can be used in different parts of a city.


In this film, you can take part in how the city of Gothenburg tested geofencing in transport service vehicles around the city.

Do you want to know more?

Rodrigue Al Fahel

Rodrigue Al Fahel

International coordinator
City logistics, Geofencing, Construction logistics

Daniel Moback

Innovations and research leader
Felicia Hökars

Felicia Hökars

Project leader
Illustration of Geofencing


Geofencing was a research and innovation program funded by the Swedish Transport Administration. We have gathered actors in society, business and academia and together we have produced material that can help municipalities and regions understand what geofencing is and how the tool can be implemented. The program ended in 2022. On this page, you can therefore take part in the results produced regarding what geofencing is, how it can be used and some other tips and tricks.

Geofencing program

Geofencing was a research and innovation program and collaboration project between society, business and academia that was led by CLOSER. The Geofencing program was a collaboration between Scania Group, Volvo Group, Volvo Cars, Veoneer, City of Stockholm, Gothenburg City, Swedish Transport Agency and the Swedish Transport Administration, which was also the main financier.

In 2017, the Swedish Transport Administration was commissioned by the government to test geofencing in demonstration projects in an urban environment. The work was done in close cooperation with the automotive industry as well as the City of Stockholm and the City of Gothenburg.