Geofencing & Dynamic Zones

Test sites: Sweden, Norway and likely Finland.

Introduction

Geofencing technology together with digital traffic rules and regulations may enable a more efficient transport system as well as reducing negative impact from traffic. In a Nordic context, it could be used to ensure rule obedience in areas that are of great importance to the road operator such as trucks and special transports on sensitive parts of the road infrastructure.

 

Background

Providing digital rules and regulations in a standardised way that allows vehicles to automatically adjust their behaviour without human interaction is an important step towards the realisation of autonomous vehicles and a support to advanced driver assistance systems.

 

Objective

The main objective is to provide relevant and quality-assured geographical information from the road operator to vehicles through the backend system of the vehicle manufacturer and demonstrate how it can be used to control the operations of the vehicle. As there will be a possibility to overrule the functionally by the driver, there will also be a feedback loop back to the road operator regarding compliance.

The effect desired by offering the service to road users is twofold;

  • A new tool for road operators which enables a lager flexibility in controlling where different types of vehicles can be allowed to drive.
  • Improved functionally of driver assistance systems such as Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) by providing relevant rules and regulations digitally to connected vehicles.

Photo shows a dynamic Low Emission zone.

Geofencing is used for common sharing of digital rules and regulations for e.g. special transports.