GPS vehicle tracking systems, also known as an In-Vehicle Management System (IVMS) or Telematics is an electronic device that gets installed inside a vehicle or any mobile machine so as to enable the owner or authorized third parties to collect and monitor vehicle data. The GPS vehicle tracking system comes with a purpose-designed computer software that records and monitors several important aspects of any asset including its location, speed, RPM, usage of seat belts, driver ID, fuel levels, engine on/off, odometer, doors opening and closing and the use of the handbrake. Other important reports that are given by the vehicle tracking system will include idle/excessive idle, system disconnect, harsh acceleration, tire pressure, business vs. personal use, engine/cargo temperature, harsh braking and engagement of high rail.
The In-Vehicle Management Systems has been designed with a user interface that enables the manager to easily collect and analyze data that has been recorded. Even though systems vary, most good GPS vehicle tracking systems are easy to use and browser based to enable optimal data accessibility, custom reporting in addition to offering a secure virtual environment that protects the data. GPS tracking is available for small to large businesses enabling them to have an effective way to manage their fleets and increase their profit margins. Vehicle tracking is ideal in aiding businesses in several ways such as:
Employee protection: It allows users to locate their employees so that in the event of an emergency they can easily be located especially when you are dealing with lone workers; you may also use it to monitor and address any risky driving behavior.
Protect assets from theft: Vehicle tracking gives you the capability to monitor vehicles or any other mobile machines so that you can ensure that they are where they are supposed to be. In the event that there has been a theft, GPS tracking enables for a fast and swift recovery courtesy of live tracking.
The increase of fleet productivity: Users are able to see a marked increase in productivity since there will be a cessation of all unauthorized trips as well as the elimination of deviations in addition to the use of optimized routes as all road regulations are adhered to.
Cargo temperature: This is an important feature of vehicle tracking especially when you have to ensure that all refrigerated goods are delivered safely.
Business vs. personal use: The management of your company will be able to easily validate any expense claims in addition to ensuring that company vehicles are only used for purposes of business and not any personal purposes.
Improved asset condition and lifespan: The user is enabled to detect and address any unauthorized use of vehicles, harsh braking, and excessive speed or over revving and any other inappropriate driver behavior as well as fuel consumption.