Our goal, as engineers, is to come up with ideas on how to do things better, more efficient, while saving cost at the same time. Several of our clients use GPS for fleet management. A GPS device is installed in (maintenance) trucks, and data is collected and visualized on some dashboard applications. In the same vehicles, they also use tablets running our mapping software.
Fleet tracking using GPS
This eliminates the use of a dedicated GPS device and all the associated back-end software, servers, etc. And if you still want to use existing dashboards, simply use our platforms API to derive the data. One of the data sources is, you guessed it, is GPS. After some thinking we thought this was kind of silly: so we have a GPS device, sending data to a central location, which is then being ‘downloaded’ back into the trucks? But tablets and smartphones (both Android and iOS) have GPS build in. And the App is already sending data back and forth. So it doesn’t take a genius to realize that we can easily have the App to share its current location, to be shared an processed between users.