The ever-evolving world of technology and innovation has introduced us to new modernized applications that are designed to make life better, easier and more convenient.
One of these innovations is GPS Vehicle Tracking Technology and the conveniences that it offers. But what exactly is GPS and how much help does it really offer? Read on this article from Philkotse.com to find out.
1. What is GPS Tracking Technology?
GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System. This refers to the portable devices that act as trackers that allow people to monitor and keep track of vehicles. The GPS can collect data as well as pictures of the current location of the vehicle.
Aside from location information, GPS can also be programmed to gather and send real-time data that concerns the vehicle’s status. Examples of information that GPS can collect are ignition status (on/off), vehicle speed and if the vehicle doors are open or closed.
GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System
2. Classifications of GPS
GPS devices are generally divided into two classifications. These are the “passive” and the “active” tracking devices.
Passive tracking devices
Active tracking devices
3. How GPS Tracking Works
If you’ve actually used a GPS, you’d know that this works like making a call or sending a text message. It doesn’t matter which device or vehicle you will initiate the GPS. It utilizes the same technology that your cellular phone does to connect to the internet, hence the need to pay for GPS subscription fees for your car.
GPS tracking uses satellites to locate your device using a process referred to as trilateration. This technology is also used by in-car navigation systems, but with a few differences. For instance, a navigation system lets you know your location and informs you of the direction towards where you want to go.
A GPS tracker records the places where you’ve been (along with other data as gathered from your vehicle) and transmits the information in real-time or saves it for later use.
GPS tracking uses satellites to locate your device using a process referred to as trilateration
4. Benefits of GPS Vehicle Tracking Technology
Cuts down operating expenses
Saves you time
You will be able to know the areas wherein your previous fleets have had longest traffic time
Optimize resource consumption
Minimize vehicle idle time
Becoming more predictable to clients
Keep clients satisfied
Locate your vehicles
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