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Compare Vehicle Tracking Systems
A number of revolutionary inventions
in the automotive industry and largescale production of affordable
automobiles led to a large number of
vehicles along the roads. However,
with the rise in the automobile
automobile security concerns have
conjointly raised. Apart from cost
and quality measures, security and
safety of a vehicle are also being considered of prime importance for its owner. People
are now looking for a foolproof mechanism in their vehicles for growing car theft issues.
However, having the knowledge of the vehicle's whereabouts increases its chances of
retrieval by many folds even after being stolen. To keep the knowledge about all the
happenings associated with the vehicle, equipping the vehicle with a vehicle tracking is a
good idea. Vehicle tracking devices are invaluable tools for monitoring a single or even
an entire fleet of vehicles.
How it works
Vehicle tracking is generally achieved through an installed tracking hardware which
records the speed, location and the direction of the vehicle. The tracking data is sent
back to the user and then transformed into useful information via various mapping
software applications and reporting tools. This information can be utilized by the owner
to view the vehicle movement and related information.
Based on the functionality, vehicle tracking systems are categorized as active and
passive systems. A passive system doesn't
provide the real-time information, but
rather stores data like GPS location, speed
and heading on the tracking unit. This data
is fetched for evaluation once the vehicle
returns to a preset location. Passive vehicle
tracking is generally used to verify driver
activity such as route verification, billing,
etc. An active tracking system is used to
track more than one vehicle through the internet in real-time. It also provides the same
data, but transmit it in real-time through satellite or cellular networks to a computer or
data center. Some tracking systems have both active and passive tracking facilities. A
person should analyze his/her needs before deciding on a passive or active tracking.
The application areas
The vehicles are tracked commonly by commercial fleet operators to manage a fleet of
vehicles and meet customer needs more efficiently. Fleet management functions such as
dispatching, routing and security are accomplished by tracking vehicles. Urban transit
agencies use this system for monitoring schedule of buses and for activating recorded
announcements. The behavior of the driver can also be monitored by this system.
Vehicle tracking is also used as a theft prevention and stolen vehicle recovery. It can
serve as an addition or alternative for traditional car alarm. Through a tracking device,
vehicles can also be tracked for monitoring the fuel and to calculate the distance
traveled by the vehicle.
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