The technological evolution has reached its maximum splendor thanks to the work carried out by different firms in their models. Before incorporating it into their range, brands usually test their novelties, and this is the case of Ford. The well-known firm has begun to test in its cars a sophisticated Geofencing technology that will enhance the safety of all the people who may be involved.
In Ford they are aware that in many locations we can find speed limitations in some specific points, especially in those points where there is a limitation of visibility. Starting from that premise, in Ford have tested a connected technology where geofencing, that is, a virtual geographical limit, could eliminate speed signals. This system could also help reduce speeding tickets.
In the European case, almost 30% of the fatalities are pedestrians or cyclists, so the incorporation of 30km/h zones can help make the impact less serious. Thanks to Ford’s Intelligent Speed Assistant and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, help ensure that drivers do not exceed speed limits.
What is Geofencing technology?
All this project has been carried out thanks to the Ford City Engagement team, the municipal authorities of Cologne and Aachen, and ford software engineers in Palo Alto, in the United States. In this type of program, we find lto notification on the screen by the driver, where the new speed limit will appear below the speed of that moment intermittently.
Ford’s Geoperimetral Speed Limit Control System could allow drivers to set their own geofencing zones at speeds as low as 20 km/h, including in private warehouses and facilities. Speed limits could also be set dynamically, to take into account local hazards, temporary road works and time of day. With the removal of some road signs, they will allow the city’s roads to be decongested. This test will be extended until March 2023.