Geofencing is an element of 'Sense and Respond'; it's a manifestation of cybernetic control over free humanity.
The 'examples' are always innocuous though...
======================An Exploration of Vehicle-Based Monitoring of Novice Teen Drivers - Final Reporthttp://www.docstoc.com/docs/76977528/An-Exploration-of-Vehicle-Based-Monitoring-of-Novice-Teen-Drivers---Final-Report
But the real application is for FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE over humanity:
======================Demonstration of ORNL-Developed Cognitive Radio/
RFID Technology to Enable Just-In-Time In-Transit Asset Visibilityhttp://www.ornl.gov/sci/ees/mssed/news-archieve2009.shtml
MSSED personnel recently demonstrated the results of its development effort to combine cognitive radio and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies
to enable the interoperability of existing legacy active RFID tag infrastructure and ISO 18000-7 2008 RFID tags. The demonstration took place on May 26, 2009 in Washington, DC for the U.S. Army PM J-AIT. The MSSED team was able to accomplish in 9 months what would typically takes multiple years and millions of dollars to complete.
The U.S. Army must be capable of operating in locations where an existing active RFID infrastructure does not exist, nor where is it deemed likely that permission would be granted to establish one
. Commensurate with this need, the U.S. Army PM-JAIT needs the ability to provide just-in-time, condition-based, in-transit visibility of critical assets throughout the entire supply chain, including the “last tactical mile” where the location and condition of critical assets are often unavailable when they have gone beyond existing infrastructure. Therefore, PM J-AIT explored developing a tracking and tracing system similar to the U.S. Army’s Movement Tracking System (MTS), but smaller and more agile. The key goal was to provide continuous global connectivity that works independently of the availability of the local communications infrastructure. For such a system to be viable it must not only provide enhanced capabilities and features such as geo-location, sensor data and interoperability with ISO 18000-7, but backward compatibility with existing ANSI/INCITS 256 tags and infrastructure.
To that end, cognitive radio/RFID (CR2) devices were developed at ORNL that act as mobile active RFID readers for both types of RFID tags. Along with dual-mode RFID tagging functionality, the CR2 devices incorporate sensors for condition monitoring (temperature and light), reach-back communications via the Iridium satellite network, commercial global positioning system (GPS) capability, and system-initiated alerts (temperature threshold, container breach, and geofencing).
The CR2 devices are also housed in a relatively small form factor. The system in which the CR2 devices operate is called the Secure Adaptive Intelligent Tracking (SAINT) System and is filling a key gap in the military’s logistics requirements.
For additional information on ORNL’s cognitive radio technology, please contact Paul D. Ewing, firstname.lastname@example.org
======================A Rule-based System for Sense-and-Respond Telematics Serviceshttp://www.usenix.org/events/mobisys05/eesr05/tech/full_papers/munson/munson_html/index.html
Jonathan Munson†, SangWoo Lee‡, DaeRyung Lee‡,
David Wood†, Gerry Thompson†, Alan Cole†
†IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York
‡IBM Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory, Seouljpmunson@us.ibm.com
We introduce a telematics-oriented event detection service, and programming framework supporting it, that enables application developers to more easily develop applications based on the sense-and-respond model. The system provides a rule-based programming model in which the application is partitioned in two parts: (1) a set of rules that operate on low-level position-update events and which, when triggered, produce high-level, application-defined events; and (2) logic that acts on the high-level events, which is deployed outside the event detection service, and typically within the environment of the enterprise deploying the rule.
Programmers represent events of interest in the form of rules, which operate on both input received from the data acquisition systems as well as data resources provided and managed by the application programmers. Programmers declare the inputs the rules require, and the system is responsible for acquiring the inputs. A high-level programming framework assists programmers in defining the set of rules, and the actions that respond to events from the rules, and in deploying the rules to the system.
PDF is here: http://www.usenix.org/events/mobisys05/eesr05/tech/full_papers/munson/munson.pdf