A vehicle tracking system combines the installation of an electronic device in a vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, with purpose-designed computer software at least at one operational base to enable the owner or a third party to track the vehicle’s location, collecting data in the process from the field and deliver it to the base of operation. Modern vehicle tracking systems commonly use GPS or GLONASS technology for locating the vehicle, but other types of automatic vehicle location technology can also be used. Vehicle information can be viewed on electronic maps via the Internet or specialized software. Urban public transit authorities are an increasingly common user of vehicle tracking systems, particularly in large cities.
Nkonnect is an innovative company providing vehicle tracking systems to fleet-based businesses. Vehicle tracking relies on a GPS system to accurately pinpoint vehicle locations on a real-time basis, something which provides businesses with a range of different benefits, from securing the safety of lone and mobile workers, to helping companies make fuel savings. Get the facts about vehicle tracking device
UAE and Indian roads are some of the most congested in the world, so for any business involved in transporting goods around the country by road, a device that can make this process more efficient is obviously going to be incredibly useful, both in ensuring deliveries are made on time and in making economies through fuel savings. GPS systems allow drivers to negotiate traffic jams and road incidents, especially when they are linked to traffic news reports via the internet and back to their managers at head office who can provide extra advice and information as needed.
Vehicle tracking devices which include GPS mean that fleet managers can receive regular updates on the positions of all their vehicles, allowing them to manage their operation more effectively, keep customers updated on arrival times, and monitor driver behavior and safety. In today’s world, information is extremely important to all of us and we increasingly expect to be able to access what we need at the touch of a button. Businesses are no exception to this, and vehicle tracking systems are a key piece of technology enabling information flow.
It is not only large haulage companies that can benefit from tracking devices. A wider range of businesses are beginning to see the advantages: from hire car firms to small delivery businesses, car share services whose customers can ask for a lift online and immediately be connected to a driver in their area, and companies involving door-to-door workers who can feel more secure when they know someone at head office is monitoring their movements.
Active Versus Passive Tracking
Several types of vehicle tracking devices exist. Typically they are classified as “passive” and “active”. “Passive” devices store GPS location, speed, heading and sometimes a trigger event such as key on/off, door open/closed. Once the vehicle returns to a predetermined point, the device is removed and the data downloaded to a computer for evaluation. Passive systems include auto download type that transfer data via wireless download. “Active” devices also collect the same information but usually transmit the data in real-time via cellular or satellite networks to a computer or data center for evaluation.
Many modern vehicle tracking devices combine both active and passive tracking abilities: when a cellular network is available and a tracking device is connected it transmits data to a server; when a network is not available the device stores data in internal memory and will transmit stored data to the server later when the network becomes available again.