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#06 Can we regulate car traffic with geofencing?

How geofencing can help in the regulation of speed and emissions in cities.

2021-12-13 26 min

Description & Show Notes

Bonnie and Anouchka are currently working on a project for urban vehicle access regulations. Basically, that means ways to reduce car access to parts of cities to make them cleaner, safer and more attractive for people. But how do we make sure that hybrid cars are is in electric mode inside the zero-emission zone? That’s when geofencing comes into play.

In this episode, we talked to four different experts from Sweden to the Netherlands, who explained to us the functioning and advantages of geofencing for cars and busses.

The European Union agreed that starting next year, all new cars, vans, lorries and buses should be fitted with a range of new vehicle safety technologies This includes Intelligent Spees Assistance (ISA) which either warns the driver when exceeding the speed limit or even takes control of the engine to only allow the respective maximum speed.

We talked to Josephine Darlington and Rodrigue Al Fahel from Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg who are working on a project called CLOSER that looks at different possible uses of Geofences. In Sweden, Geofencing is currently used to control the speed and switch the combustion mode in hybrid vehicles. 

We also talked to Matthieu Graindorge, from the Smart and Green Mobility department of the City of Helmond and Steven Herskamp from the company V-TRON. They are currently testing ways to use Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) to integrate it into their new smart disctrict. Helmond is also part of ReVeAL, a European Project that tests and promotes different measures to regulate vehicles in urban areas. 
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Contributors: Bonnie Fenton, Anouchka Strunden, Josephine Darlington, Rodrigue Al Fahel, Matthieu Graindorge, Steven Herskamp
Jingle: Santiago Campos, Musicbox
Visual: Marie Rupprecht, Alexander Büche
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