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Applications Of A GPS Tracking System

A GPS tracking system, tracking device, or just tracker is usually an electronic navigation device in a car, boat, using the Global Positioning System (GPS). The system identifies the precise location by accurately determining its geographic location from recorded data obtained from a GPS-enabled receiver. The U.S. Department of Defense developed this type of GPS to guide friendly military forces during operations in conflict zones. Since then, many manufacturers have flooded the market with GPS trackers accessories to extend the capabilities of the GPS.

One of the most interesting applications for a GPS tracking system is fleet maintenance. Many large fleets of trucks, delivery vehicles, buses, trains, and other large moving vehicles make regular pickups and deliveries to their destination. However, because every vehicle has its GPS and unique tracking ID (GPS trackers or Real-Time Identification), keeping tabs on each vehicle’s position can be next to impossible without the help of an industry-standard like the Real-Time Vehicle Identification System (RTC). The benefit of having a fleet maintenance tracking system in place is that a mechanic in the field can quickly and easily identify where a particular vehicle is located to help make the fix.