Geofencing – Digitalising transport
Geofencing is a virtual geographical perimeter, which enables cities to create green zones where vehicles are restricted, digitally, and forced to switch to electric drive for instance. Within this zone smart vehicles can be limited or controlled to some extent.
Currently the data used by the buses for geofencing is programmed into the vehicles. The next step of the project would be to have this data stored elsewhere and downloaded into the vehicles when entering a specific area, according to Malin Andersson, head of the department for development, innovation and international collaboration at the City of Gothenburg.
Another possibility with geofencing is to completely ban specific vehicles in some areas, either during certain times or entirely as a safety measure.
The busses are a part of the project Electricity, which is a partnership for a more sustainable transport system.