In fleet tracking GPS (Global Positioning System) is the most widely used tracking technology. It uses the radio signals emitted by the satellite to pinpoint the position of the vehicle or the fleet. Thus helps tracking of that particular fleet easier.
GPS tracking technology besides working on the signals of satellite also depends on the signal received by the nearby towers of the vehicle so that a better and detailed image can be formed of the surrounding. This thus displays a clear picture of the route taken, traffic on the route, and route to the destination.
This tracking technology helps the fleet to avoid the traffic and take the most efficient route to their destination. It also helps the distant sitting manager to track the fleet and know about the speed of the fleet, route of the fleet is their any deviation from the original route, halts that fleet has made, how long the halts were made, fuel usage and drivers of the fleet. This helps the manager to keep a close eye on the fleet and insures the security of the vehicle and goods. Manager can also guide the driver in case of emergency.
Most of the vehicle come preloaded with a GPS receiver however it can also be installed from outside. This keeps the record of the speed of the vehicle, fuel usage of the vehicle, breaks record and other detail and send the same to the system linked and also stores the data at the same time.
With the help of GPS manager of fleet business of cabs and taxis can know where exactly they are and can the nearest vehicle to a call thus saving both time and money.
GPS also helps medical vans and ambulance, as they want to reach their destination as quickly as possible and want to avoid traffic. They also help the driver to be in contact with the manager of the fleet so that the information of next emergency can be received as soon as possible.
For fleet tracking GPS is the best and most dependable tracking device that is available and is in use at present around the world.
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