A vehicle tracking system includes combining installation of some electronic device in a fleet of vehicles, or just one vehicle.
There remains purpose-designed computer software in at least one of the operational bases to enable tracking the vehicle’s location by the owner of that base or any specific third party, gathering data in the process straight from the field, and then delivering it to the operational base.
Vehicle information is viewable on electronic maps by using the Internet or some specialized software.
Urban public transit authorities, especially in large cities, are the most common users of the technology for vehicle tracking till date.
Fleet managers use GPS vehicle tracker for reducing costs by monitoring maintenance schedules, idling times, routes, speeds, engine start-up or shut down and even more,mostly to reduce the biggest variable cost, that of fuel.
The technologies are many, but GPS vehicle tracking and GTO are best-known.