Advancements in technology play a great role in our lives. With the utilisation of powerful microchips embedded in either a school or company ID, a child could be monitored upon entering school, and a truck driver serving in the logistics department of a corporation can also be tracked while on his way to make an urgent delivery to a specific destination. Given the following examples make us wonder how on earth is this possible?
With the power of the Internet plus the technology involving global positioning systems (GPS), even the smallest and simplest vehicle is capable of being seen everywhere. This is done with the help of computer networks directly connected to a service satellite that also transmits signals and images using state-of-the-art mobile and desktop applications.
Real-time tracking in HD
There are a lot of uncertainties waiting for you while in transit. Apart from untoward incidents and unavoidable accidents, the most common problem faced by drivers and their helpers is during an engine breakdown. Most of the time, the location has little or no service at all for mobile phone communication. Much worse is the reality that aside from limited food supply, the distance to be covered is still a thousand miles away to the planned destination.
With fleet tracking in Australia, drivers and their helpers are easily recognised using the vehicle’s dashboard high definition camera. They also are using headphones with installed microphones, and the communication line is open. Thus, making it easy to know their exact location, their distance to and from their destinations and the current situation they are in at the moment.
Handling and transporting perishable items
Logistics is a very important part of a country’s economy, and the delivery of basic goods and social services depend upon a timely delivery of products and supplies from the suppliers to their customers. In cases where products to be transported are subject to decay or deterioration, product and service providers, utilise refrigerated container vans or trucks in order to protect and preserve perishable goods. Extra vehicles of the same size and capacity are on standby should the original fleet experience an accident or malfunction while in transit. The same type of vehicles are fully equipped, especially with GPS, including temperature gauge and indicators in order to keep the products’ original freshness and quality.
A state-of-the-art mobile push notification capability and event reminder features
Just like mobile phone and desktop applications, fleet tracking allows smaller businesses and companies to monitor the location of a vehicle, its geographical position on the map, the type of terrain it is currently traversing and many other advanced information systems like telemetry which monitors the driver’s health and other human vital signs. Any problems or irregularities that occur while on the road are sent to a computer system, and an operator informs the head of logistics for proper action or decision at his disposal.
The imposition of speed limits for safety and security while transporting people or products
Learning from what has transpired in history, road mishaps and vehicular accidents are usually caused by overspeeding, drunk driving and a driver’s prelude to mental illness. In response to these dilemmas, state and government transportation regulatory boards and offices order and mandate the imposition of no license, no travel policy including neuro-psychiatric tests to transportation operators and driver’s associations alike. Likewise, it is also applicable that along with the vehicle’s registration comes the compliance of installing dash cams and a speed warning system for everybody’s safety while en route to their respective destinations.