The recent wave of vehicular terrorist attacks has prompted Europe to initiate protective measures. After the truck rampage in Stockholm earlier this year, Sweden has been eyeing innovative solutions that involve virtual perimeters and invisible fences.
While concrete blocks and other physical barriers may arguably provide the best defense against vehicular attacks, they are often aeasthetically unpleasing and are believed to be sending the wrong kind of message to the population.
After the Stockholm truck attack, which killed four, injured 15 and left a heavy impact on the Swedes’ sense of security, the Swedish authorities have been at pains to restore it. After first boosting safety measures with extra personnel and additional barriers cleverly stylized after Stockholm’s trademark lions, the Swedish government intends to employ geo-fencing to secure Swedish city centers against vehicular attacks.