How does GPS for vehicle tracking systems work?

by TomTom Telematics

GPS is a satellite-based radio navigation system developed by the US Department of Defense. Anyone traveling with a GPS receiver can determine their own position and velocity, thanks to orbiting GPS satellites that are free to use, 24/7, anywhere in the world. The base for vehicle tracking systems was born.

TomTom was one of the first companies to bring this technology to everyday products, pioneering its use in turn-by-turn navigation. We've been innovating ever since and have developed, among other things, a GPS vehicle tracking system for our business customers. Our GPS vehicle tracking system is enhanced by a communications channel that links your fleet to the office and provides detailed vehicle tracking data. This information is neatly presented online so that you can quickly see where your vehicles are, manage job dispatch and workflow via Bluetooth®, and improve fuel efficiency through the analysis of driving styles.

Linking vehicles to the office with a GPS vehicle tracking system

Linking vehicles to the office with a GPS vehicle tracking system

Every LINK (in-vehicle tracking system), has an integrated GPS receiver to enable GPS for vehicle tracking, and a GSM transmitter to broadcast a vehicle's location coordinates. Back in the office, fleet managers simply log on to the fleet management system WEBFLEET, a secure online application, to monitor each vehicle's journey equipped with a vehicle tracking system. Location data is refreshed every minute, so you always have the up-to-date information you need to make important operational decisions.

Monitoring driving styles with a GPS vehicle tracking system

Monitoring driving styles with a GPS vehicle tracking system.

The LINK vehicle tracking system, also has a g-force sensor to detect acceleration and abrupt movements such as harsh braking and over steering, along with current speed and idling time. By tracking these movements [on WEBFLEET], you can quickly see which driving behaviors are pushing up your fuel bill and take steps to encourage a more efficient driving style. Fleet management made easy.

Enhancing GPS vehicle tracking systems

Enhancing GPS vehicle tracking systems

For an enhanced GPS vehicle tracking solution, just add one of our professional navigation devices. They enable two-way communications with the office for easier time management and job dispatch. And they connect to the LINK unit using Bluetooth and let drivers know when they need to change their driving style through Active Driver Feedback.

To learn more about the benefits of our GPS vehicle tracking systems, please visit our vehicle tracking overview page. All of our GPS vehicle tracking solutions deliver impressive benefits, right out of the box.

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