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How to implement automatic vehicle location technology?

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anonymous

asked  Oct 14, 2019

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AltexSoft Team

answered  Oct 31, 2019

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If you have this question, it seems like you have a fleet to track. In this scenario, we can identify three steps:

Step 1: Install telematics devices in vehicles if you don’t have them yet

Usually, vehicle location data is collected by a GPS locator. It’s integrated into the telematics module which then transmits the tracking data. The image below from Exeros Technologies demonstrates it in more detail.
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Step 2: Choose an off-the-shelf vehicle tracking solution or design your own

It can be a fully packed fleet management system with a routing module. Otherwise, you can look for a separate GPS fleet tracking system. Some of the best ones are:

  • Advanced Tracking Technologies - monitors vehicle use and driver behavior
  • USFleetTRacking - both hardware and software for vehicle tracking, includes live traffic and weather reporting, monitors driving conditions, starts at $29.95 per vehicle
  • GPS Trackit - alerts for theft and unauthorized movements, temperature monitoring, detailed reports on vehicle use and driver behavior

Step 3: Integrate the chosen software into your management system.

If you would also like to optimize your fleet’s route, we have an article addressing this need.