In a recent report released, google maps are said to now be assisting the tracking of certain vehicles. They are said to be working with a GPS software company names ‘Fleetmatics’.
Trailer tracking and vehicle tracking are in many ways very similar. However, tracking a trailer does require a tracking system to work in a unique way. This is because trailers can be regularly hitched and unhitched to many different lorry tractors and therefore it seems to be more important to the manager they have load visibility rather than the fuel consumption or time sheet validations that are more relevant to fleet tracking systems.
A recent report released by a freight intelligence company stated that lorry crime almost doubled in 2008 from the crime reported in 2007, costing the economy around one hundred million pounds.
Following the announcement of the ‘Budget 2009’ where fuel prices are yet to increase again, one of the UK’s leading Vehicle Tracking Providers ‘Cybit’ have announced and produced a document named ‘White Paper’ to outline from the customers outlook, the benefits and impact vehicle telematics can make to a business by reducing fuel expenditure.
You may have GPS vehicle tracking or be looking at installing GPS vehicle tracking into your company vehicles, but are wondering how they work. How does it keep a live and constant update of where your vehicles are at all times? See the below infographic to see how it works.
How Vehicle Tracking Works
The majority of vehicle tracking systems now use GPS (Global Positioning System) to accurately locate a vehicles position. This article provides an overview of how GPS vehicle tracking works including a brief history and overview of GPS itself.
Asset Tracking is used widely across the world and owners of cargo or such like can see where their vehicle/cargo is by just a touch of a button on their mobile phone.
There has been a recent report that real time GPS tracking systems will be working their way into the cabs of Istanbul drivers.
The Environment agency have recently come up against a dispute involving tracking some lorries, vans and skips to determine who is fly tipping.
TomTom Work have recently been reported to have secured a deal with npower, making TomTom their provider of a vehicle tracking and navigation system.
Norfolk Constabulary have recently introduced a vehicle tracking system (AVLS: Automatic Vehicle Location System) to their force as well as implementing a system to track individual officers that are on foot (APLS: Automatic Person Location System).