GPS tracker: Trends drivers should know about
GPS tracker systems can be utilized for many things such as to monitor the hours a vehicle spends driving, idle time and fuel usage. By recording this data for your drivers, you can manage them much easier. As stated by the Greek Philosopher, Heraclitus, “everything changes and nothing stands still.” This is very much true of the ever-changing GPS tracker technology trends. According to an article published in Automotive Fleet Magazine, some of the most important technology trends for GPS trackers are prognostics for vehicle maintenance and integration.
For years it has been possible to collect engine diagnostics data, but using GPS tracker technology to prevent vehicle breakdowns is becoming the way of the future and is setting the new standard for vehicle maintenance. It is without a doubt that having breakdowns can be costly due to the repairs and the employee downtime. The GPS tracker can help you keep up with maintenance by having scheduled, automatic reminder prompts.
Having the most up-to-date GPS tracker technology can certainly improve your customer service. What business manager wouldn’t want that? With that being said, it is important for drivers to know that Application Programming Interface (API), map overlays, data connect and data dump integrations are becoming progressively popular. These software platforms will make your business run more smoothly and it is technology that is very easy to use. The most important benefit of API integration would be the ability to add a customer map, which shows your vehicles’ real-time locations, on your website or mobile device for customers to see any time. This, too, will make your customers happy.
As things change, it is important to be on the lookout for updates to keep your business working with the best technology out there.