Vehicle tracking dates to 1978 when the first GPS satellite was launched into space. It wasn’t until 1994 when they had enough satellites in space to begin to use technology to track. Tracking was primarily used by the military but eventually found its way to the civilian marketplace in the early 90’s.
Using GPS is now easier than ever before. From the use of GPS in phones to computers and vehicles, GPS is now an everyday tool. GPS is a critical tool in the public safety space and is used for patrol vehicle tracking.
Today, GPS tracking plays an important role in fleet management. These Automatic Vehicle Location Systems such as, Track Star, provide users with the production and protection necessary to be successful in today’s world. The use of AVL spans across many industries including Utility, Law Enforcement, Municipal, Student Transportation, First Responders and Service Fleets. With the use of AVL these customers can be more productive and provide a safer environment for a mobile workforce. With powerful features, such as real-time tracking, extensive notification features, OBDII engine diagnostic capabilities, driver behavior notifications, unlimited historical data retention, flexible mapping display features, dash boarding and more, they make that possible.
- Real Time Tracking
- Vehicle tracking at any desired report rate can let you know the exact location and speed of a vehicle
- Real time event alerting
- notification on-screen, by text message or email for input activation, Geo-fence violation, posted speed limit violation, excessive stop duration. The Fleet manager can use this to keep tabs and help maintain productivity.
- On-board Vehicle Diagnostics
- This can create reminders for basic maintenance and keep an eye on the more in-depth functions of the vehicle
- Connectivity Options through laptops and modems
- Allows different options for Vehicle tracking to work with GPS devices, GPS/Modems, Laptops, and radios
- Updated Quarterly, Aerial Imagery, NOAA Weather Overlay
Why use AVL?
When these systems are used, they provide real-time information about vehicle location, driver behavior and fleet productivity. All which lead to a safer more productive work environment. For example, when a natural disaster strikes, sending utility vehicles across the country to assist allows administrators to be able to track the vehicles and ensure their workers are safe. For productivity, the administration can see what routes or areas vehicles are spending too much time in. The GPS technology today allows the evolving mobile work force to be safe and efficient.