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How does GPS for vehicle tracking systems work?

GPS is a satel­lite-based radio navigation system developed by the US Department of Defense. Anyone traveling with a GPS receiver can determine their own position and velocity, thanks to orbiting GPS satellites that are free to use, 24/7, anywhere in the world. This is the base for vehicle tracking systems.

Our GPS vehicle tracking system is enhanced by a commu­ni­ca­tions channel that links your fleet to the office and provides detailed vehicle tracking data. This information is neatly presented online so that you can quickly see where your vehicles are, manage job dispatch and workflow via Bluetooth®, and improve fuel efficiency through the analysis of driving styles.

Linking vehicles to the office with a GPS vehicle tracking system

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Linking vehicles to the office with a GPS vehicle tracking system

Every LINK (in-vehicle tracking system) has an integrated GPS receiver to enable GPS for vehicle tracking and a GSM transmitter to broadcast a vehicle's location coordinates. Back at the office, fleet managers simply log onto our fleet management solution WEBFLEET, a secure online application, to monitor the trip of each vehicle equipped with a vehicle tracking system. Location data is refreshed every minute, so you always have the up-to-date information you need to make important operational decisions.

How does GPS vehicle tracking work?

GPS vehicle tracking system

How does GPS vehicle tracking work?

A GPS vehicle tracking system relies on a transmitter inside a vehicle’s navigation device, which sends out a signal that is received by satellites in space. Through this, GPS tracking can pinpoint the exact location of a vehicle, down to its latitude, longitude, direction and speed. A passive GPS vehicle tracking system monitors a vehicle’s location and saves data that can be downloaded for later analysis. An active GPS system automat­i­cally sends this information to a centralized database for real-time monitoring.

The advantages of a GPS vehicle tracking system

The advantages of a GPS vehicle tracking system

The advantages of a GPS vehicle tracking system

A GPS vehicle tracking system has several benefits for fleets:

  • Optimized route planning for increased efficiency and produc­tivity.
  • Greater accuracy of service times, leading to more satisfied customers.
  • 24/7 real-time access to location data, which can help detect and quickly react to theft or unautho­rized use.
  • Access to important insights to help improve operations and profitability.
  • Reduced admin­is­tration time thanks to less paperwork and fewer phone calls to drivers.

Monitoring driving styles with a GPS vehicle tracking system.

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Monitoring driving styles with a GPS vehicle tracking system.

The LINK, vehicle tracking system, also has a G-force sensor to detect accel­er­ation and abrupt movements such as harsh braking and oversteering, along with current speed and speeding. By tracking these movements [on WEBFLEET], you can quickly see which driving behaviors are pushing up your fuel bill and take steps to encourage a more efficient driving style. This way, you are making fleet management easy.

Enhancing GPS vehicle tracking systems

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Enhancing GPS vehicle tracking systems

For an enhanced GPS vehicle tracking solution just add one of our profes­sional Driver Terminals. They enable two-way commu­ni­cation with the office for easier time management and job dispatch. And they connect to the LINK unit using Bluetooth and let drivers know when they need to change their driving style through Active Driver Feedback. Besides this, they provide you with full navigation, including very accurate traffic information.

Return on investment within six to nine months

Schedule a demo to understand how WEBFLEET can help your business or speak to a specialist who will answer any questions regarding our solutions.

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