Vehicle Tracking Software
Vehicle tracking software is the interface between the end user of vehicle tracking and the GPS vehicle tracking device. This software enables the user to view the data collected by the tracking.
Vehicle tracking systems receive signals from satellites so that they can calculate their location. This information is then transmitted via GPRS (the mobile telephone network) to a server. This server has the vehicle tracking software on it which serves up the data for the end user to view in the form of a website.
The website requires you to login so that you can view your vehicles location. Once logged in you can usually view other information regarding the vehicle. The additional information that you can view varies depending on the vehicle tracking you have.
Such features that you can expect to see on many systems include; vehicle idling, direction vehicles are travelling in, which vehicles have the engine running, the name of the driver in each vehicle, vehicles who have repeatedly broken the speed limit, fuel consumption, excessive harsh breaking, excessive harsh acceleration, playback of journeys made by any vehicle and historic reporting on the information gathered by the tracking system.
Stolen vehicle tracking for example will tend not to have such detailed reports as their main objective is to locate the vehicle if it is stolen.