GPS Vehicle Tracking System – Overview

A GPS vehicle tracking unit is a device that uses the Global Positioning Satellites(GPS) to determine the pin point location of a vehicle. This device fits into the vehicle and captures location information from satellite at regular intervals and store it to a central server. The other vehicle information can include fuel amount, altitude, reverse geocoding, cut off fuel, turn off ignition, turn on headlight, turn on taillight, battery status, GSM area code/cell code decoded, number of GPS satellites in view, glass open/close, fuel amount, emergency button status, cumulative idling, computed odometer, GPRS status and a lot more.

Other scenarios in which this technology is employed include:

  •  Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  •  Fleet Management
  •  Asset Tracking
  •  Trailer Tracking
  •  Transit Tracking


Brief Description of GPS Vehicle Tracker

  1. Real time Monitoring System – You will be able to track your vehicle real time basis upon installing this Tracking device in your vehicle.
  2. Pin Point Location Identification – Get exact location of your vehicle on Map. Maximum error of location within 2.5 Mtrs.
  3. Swift off engine remotely – Engine Shutdown – In case of theft, hijack or other security reasons, users can remotely immobilize the engine either from an authorized cell phone, or by web-based tracking software.
  4. Avoid Vehicle Theft – Pin Point your stolen vehicle, immobilize the engine by sending SMS from your authorized cell phone.
  5. Inbuilt Fuel Sensor – It measures existing fuel in tank continuously. So you will get all information regarding fuel theft and fuel refill with date, time and location.
  6. Inbuilt Odometer – It measures the total distance traveled by the vehicle and this reading is cumulative.
  7. Local Memory – In absence of network the Tracker is capable to store data in its local memory for up to 15 hrs. depending on the vehicle movement status.
  8. Internal Battery Backup – 3.6V internal battery for backup up to 6 Hrs. in absence of Vehicle Main 12/24V battery.
  9. Battery Voltage Measurement – Continuous voltage measurement of Internal and Vehicle main battery. The tracker sends alert SMS and shutdown when the voltage drops below certain level.
  10. Panic Switch (SOS) – This is an emergency switch. A SMS will be delivered to owner/user mobile number upon pressing it in case of emergency.
  11. 3 Analog/Digital Inputs – You may use these inputs to sense the status of Doors, A/C, Temperature etc.
  12. 2 Digital Outputs – These are open collector outputs with 500mA sink current. So outputs are capable to handle 5/12V relay directly. You may use these outputs to On/Off Air Conditioner, Centrally lock the vehicle etc.
  13. Geofencing – User may draw a boundary at his desired location and able to get alert through SMS upon entering or exiting from this boundary.
  14. Configurable via SMS – User can change the location data update rate, user mobile no., digital outputs etc. by sending corresponding SMS.
  15. Over Speed Alert – User may set speed limit(ex.: 80Km/hr.) from his web site control panel against each vehicle separately. A SMS alert will be generated if the vehicle runs over this speed limit(ie. 80Km/hr).
  16. Tampering Alert – A SMS alert will be generated if the main power cable is removed.
  17. Ignition On/Off alert through SMS – User may get a SMS alert each time whenever the ignition is turned On/Off.
  18. AC On/Off alert through SMS – If this feature is enabled, a SMS alert will be generated each time upon turning the Air Conditioner On/Off.
  19. Status Request – Know status of the vehicle like Speed, Latitude, Longitude, Network Location etc. by sending corresponding SMS to the tracker.
  20. 24×7 Visibility – User can monitor vehicles using PC, laptop or mobile phone.
  21. Notification Management – User can choose his preferred condition like vehicle speed, vehicle route or boundary through geofencing, Ignition & A/C On/Off for notification via SMS alerts.
  22. No software installation required.
  23. Maintenance Free – Robust improved hardware.
  24. Ease of Use – Completely Web-Based Application. User friendly web interface. Web-Based report generation for date-wise total distance traveled, idle time, no. of over-speed occurrence etc.
  25. Savings – On fuel, driver time and insurance costs.
  26. History Replay – User can view past three months movement of their vehicle for any date and time.