GPS tracking – GPS vehicle tracking system http://vehicletrackers.org GPS fleet car tracking solutions Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:15:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 iPhone path tracking software path tracker http://vehicletrackers.org/iphone-path-tracking-software-path-tracker/ Sat, 03 Apr 2010 06:29:39 +0000 http://vehicletrackers.org/?p=39 Path tracker for iPhone

Path Tracker is an tracking application for iPhone 3G which lets you record your path, save it to the web, and share it with friends.

You can view the distance you’ve traveled, elapsed time, average speed, latitude, longitude, and altitude.

You can view your paths in Gps maps like Google Maps, export your paths as KML or GPX file, and view your speed and pace at every GPS point.

Path Tracker is perfect for recording your route while walking, running, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, boating or traveling on any kind of trip. Path Tracker turns your iPhone into a speedometer, odometer, stopwatch, altimeter, GPS location tool, and workout buddy.

Features:

* Turn off real-time maps to avoid data usage and extend battery life.
* Saves your path automatically, so you can continue after a phone call.
* View miles or kilometers.
* View normal, satellite, or hybrid map.
* Multilingual support (English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish).
* New version fixed recent “zoom level” issue where maps weren’t available at the zoom level for the region.
* More improvements for detection of inaccurate GPS data.
* Improvements to allow more accurate speed estimates on PathTracks.com.

Path Tracker is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later. You can buy it at $1.99 at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/path-tracker/id285864939?mt=8

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What is mobile phone’s role in vehicle tracking http://vehicletrackers.org/what-is-mobile-phones-role-in-vehicle-tracking/ Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:43:48 +0000 http://vehicletrackers.org/?p=14 One of the most asked questions we receive from our customers is “Why shouldn’t I just use my mobile phones to track my vehicles?”. This is an interesting question that I fully understand. Since most people and companies have mobile phones with them all the time, there is a natural attraction.

The problems with mobile phones to track vehicles and trucks are numerous. Of course, it depends on the needs of the customer.

First, for many companies, their assets are in the vehicle that is being tracked. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on a mobile phone being in a car, truck, or van. So, if the vehicle is stolen, there is nothing in place to track it.

A second issue is mobile phone battery life. It is incumbent  on the driver to keep the mobile phone charged.  If all of our drivers were reliable enough to keep their phones charged, we wouldn’t be talking about this!

Thirdly, the mobile phone can be undermined in the sense that it can be put in a toolbox disabling the signal.

Fourthly, the mobile phones do not allow you to track idling, ignition starts/stops, or allow for things like starter disabling.

The great benefits to a wired-in device are related to reliability and features.  With a wired device, you always know the device is in place.  You also get the benefits of a having access to vehicle information.

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