Everybody loves a gadget, and having the very latest line of electronic products is a must for pretty much everybody. Whether it’s in the form of a cool smartphone, the latest laptop or even the most advanced satellite navigation system built into the console of your car, you’ve just got to have them – sometimes at great expense!
One of the very latest technological developments is the GPS tracking system, which are being fitted to cars, lorries and motorbikes to help to locate them either when they’re out on a work-related journey or if it has been stolen.
Drivers and fleet or haulage bosses can activate the device in a number of instances, and use them for a number of circumstances including:
If the vehicle has been stolen, the owner can contact the police to alert them of the theft and that there is a tracking device on board, and they are then able to track down the vehicle and the offender and recover it and make an arrest. The owner can often be sent a text message or email to alert them of the theft, and they can then trigger a response from the vehicle including stopping the engine, locking the doors or sounding the horn.
A lot of insurance companies actually reduce the premiums quoted to drivers if they have a GPS tracking device fitted to their vehicles. In many cases drivers are forced to pay several thousands of pounds each year to keep their vehicle insured, so any way of bringing that expense down has to be beneficial and in a lot of instances drivers have had their quotes reduced by as much as £200 because of fitting the tracking system.
A lot of fleet owners have fitted tracking systems to their trucks to monitor where their drivers are and either inform clients of their expected arrival times or to see how long they have spent making the journey to establish if there are quicker, more cost-effective routes out there.
Author Bio:- This article was written by Matt Rawlings, an experienced technology blogger who has covered topics ranging from the latest mobile phones to GPS tracking devices and laptops.