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Geofencing & GeofencePLUS

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Geofencing is a location-based service were PaxsterConnect uses GPS data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a vehicle enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a geographical location, known as a geofence.  

How does it work?

 

Depending on how a geofence is configured it can prompt mobile push notifications, trigger text messages or alerts, send targeted advertisements on social media, allow tracking on vehicle fleets, disable certain technology or deliver location-based marketing data.

 

Some geofences are set up to monitor activity in secure areas, allowing management to see alerts when anyone enters or leaves a specific area. Businesses can also use geofencing to monitor employees in the field, automate time cards and keep track of company property.

GeoFence

Our standard Geofence features are comparable with those of other fleet management and fleet tracking software solutions. Typical examples:

  • Time-bound rules

  • Arrival and departure notifications

  • Unauthorized vehicle movements when entering or exiting geographical areas.

  • Automated job completion

  • Automate timesheets

With GeofencePLUS we are unlocking the possibility to allow event rules to change/modify vehicle behavior, such as turning on a flashing light or setting a maximum allowable top speed. 

On the road to autonomous driving?

So many thoughts are targeted on the oncoming future of autonomous cars and vehicles, and on solving the always vexing problem of last-mile deliveries. Technology is progressing as consumer attitudes shift on what constitutes effective deliveries. While regulations have not yet caught up to some of the facts on the ground, the trend is clear — autonomous technology promises to play an increasingly important role in fulfillment in the decades to come.

At Paxster, we believe that Geofencing can be a small step towards an autonomous future. If we expect the public to accept robots and autonomous vehicles, it would only make sense that they should first accept a vehicle controlled by a human operator. Did you know that more than 80% of the public seeks eye-contact with the driver of a vehicle in pedestrian zones?

A pilot project in Oslo

In a joint project between the Norwegian Traffic Administration, Oslo Municipality and Bring Cargo (ElskedeBy), we are testing how GeofencePLUS can be used to deliver goods in pedestrian zones, and how it impacts efficiency and public acceptance. 

When the vehicle enters a pedestrian zone, the top speed is automatically set to walking-speed, and orange flashing lamps as turned on, alerting the public of the vehicle's presence. Once the vehicle leaves the pedestrian zone, it automatically regains its top speed. 

The idea is that Geofencing will allow authorities to better control traffic flow in high-density or pedestrian areas, while at the same time meeting the industry's need to access these areas for goods transport/delivery.