The field of vehicle diagnostic has evolved over the years, and while the vehicle tracking device of yesteryears was complicated to use, bulky and required highly skilled talent to install it in vehicles, the GPS enabled vehicle tracking device of today is smaller in size, streamlined and very easy to install. Moreover, vehicle tracking systems of today really work and contribute significantly towards enhancing the ROI of fleet owners. The modern vehicle tracking devices do more than just track the whereabouts of vehicles – You can get detailed and summarized reports of how much the vehicle has travelled, how much of fuel is consumed, how many halts the driver has taken along the trip and a lot more!
Why vehicle tracking devices were not so popular in the past
The vehicle tracking devices in the past used to be installed within the vehicle and directly connected to the vehicle’s electrical system. The battery life was not that reliable and the devices could be easily spotted by mechanics and drivers. Moreover, the devices were not very powerful and often incapable of providing up to date and accurate data. Today’s devices are more subtle, can be easily confined and very easy to use.
Why vehicle tracking devices are popular today
The sensors in a vehicle tracking device collects and either stores the data itself or transmits it via a cellular network. Generally, the data is automatically uploaded to a cloud system from where it can be accessed by any computerized system. GPS enabled vehicle diagnostic systems assimilate sophisticated technology with a flexible mapping and reporting software program to ensure that the results analyzed by the systems are accurate, and that you get real time vehicle tracking data pertaining to vehicle location, in which direction the vehicle has traveled, its speed, idle time, and halts along the way.
For what purposes are vehicle tracking devices used?
- Recovery of stolen vehicles
- Tracking vehicles when used as assets in business
- Police investigation
- Military operations