vehicle tracking

(redirected from GPS fleet tracking)

vehicle tracking

Monitoring the location of a truck, car or any moving vehicle using the GPS system. Widely deployed to keep track of truck fleets, vehicle tracking ensures that the vehicles are being used properly and that they can be recovered in the event they are stolen.

Relay in Real Time
Vehicle tracking relies both on the Global Positioning satellites (GPS) and a cellular system. A tracking module in the vehicle continuously picks up the GPS coordinates that indicate the real-time location of the vehicle. Using a cellular data service, the coordinates are immediately transmitted to the tracking company's computers. Customers log in to the tracking company website to see their vehicles on road maps, similar to in-dash and handheld GPS-based navigation systems (see navigation system and GPS).

No Relay - Report Later
There are non-real-time tracking systems in which the in-vehicle module records the coordinates, but does not relay them for real-time monitoring. The data are downloaded from the module when the vehicle is returned at the end of the trip. See mobile positioning.

GPS Tracking in Real Time
Real-time tracking uses both GPS and cellular systems to relay vehicle coordinates to the tracking service.

T-Mobile's SyncUp DRIVE
Plugged into the OBD port, the SyncUp provides a virtual fence that alerts the user when arriving or departing. It is also used for monitoring business trips, vehicle maintenance while providing a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers. See OBD.
References in periodicals archive ?
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners expect that 80% of new cars will be equipped with GPS Fleet Tracking devices by 2020.
Our new GPS fleet tracking service is highly scalable, so it's perfect for fleets of all sizes and support will be delivered by the knowledgeable, experienced and always available U.
GSP Insight is a technology provider of GPS fleet tracking software for businesses with mobile assets.
Fortunately, they can achieve the goal of running an efficient business by implementing a GPS fleet tracking solution.
Stampede Transportation, a trucking company based in Little Rock that specializes in the delivery of bulk liquid fuels, has chosen Fleetmatics as its provider of GPS fleet tracking services.
An increased government demand for GPS Fleet Tracking systems led us to seek a GSA contract," said Cliff Henley, CEO of FMS.
With GPS fleet tracking, SME owners not only cut costs, but they actually improve their business model.
To date, the Company has systems and operations with several major corporations and features a variety of services including GPS fleet tracking, navigation and messaging, anti-theft and telematics.
Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX: WRX), a leading provider of GPS fleet tracking services, today announced the release of the industry's first plug-and-play OBD-II device certified on the Verizon Wireless network to be used for GPS fleet tracking business applications.
Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, fleet productivity, GPS fleet tracking, route planning, scheduling, and fleet maintenance.
Request for Quotation for Purchase GPS fleet tracking devices and monitoring services for Marshal transport vehicles