What is GPS Tracking?

What is Vehicle GPS Tracking?


Most vehicle gps tracking systems combine the installation of an electronic device in a vehicle, or fleet of vehicles, with specially designed computer software and algorithms, at least at one operational base to enable the owner of the car or a third party to track the vehicle’s location at any given time, collecting data in the process from the region and deliver it to the base of operation. Modern vehicle tracking systems commonly use GPS or GLONASS technology for locating the vehicle, but other types of automatic vehicle finding technology can also be used. A Vehicles information can be viewed on electronic maps via the Internet or specialised software. Urban public transit authorities and fleet management companies are an increasingly common user of vehicle tracking systems, particularly in large cities. GOTRACK gps tracking systems differentiate from traditional and most modern systems by enabling a drive to easily install the tracking system by inserting the gps device into the cars OBD2 Port, which can be found in most cars on the road today. By eliminating the need for time consuming and costly installations consumers can now enjoy an advanced gps tracking system at competitive prices.

Several types of Vehicle Tracking devices are currently available in today’s market. Typically they can be classified as an ‘Active or Passive device. ‘Passive’ devices store GPS location via Latitude and Longitude, speed, heading and sometimes a trigger event such as key on/off, door open/closed. Once the vehicle returns to a predetermined point, the device is removed and the data downloaded to a computer for evaluation. Passive gps tracking systems include auto download type that transfer data via wireless download. “Active” devices also collect the same information but usually transmit the data in real-time via cellular or satellite networks to a computer or data centre for evaluation. The new GOTRACK tacking systems are an active GPS tracking system, monthly fees include all data & hosting costs.

A combination of both types can be found in many modern day gps tracking systems by doing so, modern vehicle tracking devices combine both active and passive tracking abilities: when a cellular network is available and a tracking device is connected it transmits data to a server; when a network is not available the device stores data in internal memory and will transmit stored data to the server later when the network becomes available again.