Real-time vehicle tracking systems rely on both the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and a cellular system. A GPS tracking module continuously picks up the vehicle's precise coordinates, which determines the real-time location of the vehicle that's being tracked. Using a cellular data service such as GPRS, the tracking coordinates are immediately transmitted onto a secured server by pinging the device.
Users can then access the real-time tracking data from an internet-enable device, such as a computer, laptop or smartphone. The tracking information can be viewed by logging in through a website, or through a web-based mapping interface such as Google Maps. With real-time GPS tracking systems, users will be able to see precisely where their vehicles are in real-time.
This provides individual consumers and small to large businesses, such fleet management operators, delivery and logistics services and law enforcement agencies, the ability to track their fleet of vehicles and view the live GPS location data without having to physically retrieve the GPS tracking device. Real-time GPS tracking systems also provide an ideal and affordable solution to help reduce fuel costs by improving the overall efficiency for fleet businesses.