Over the last 20 years, vehicle tracking has developed in leaps and bounds to the point where it is an integral part of both vehicle security and the modern management of vehicles within a fleet. As GPS technology develops even further, vehicle tracking is bound to become an even more important aspect of both the vehicle industry and modern commerce.
Here’s a glimpse into what the future holds for vehicle tracking:
With automated driving soon to become ever-more present, GPS-enabled vehicle tracking systems will ensure that this new industry is more efficient and reliable. Vehicle tracking will allow you to simply enter the coordinates of the destination you’re going to and determine the best route of travel. In the meantime, as you travel without having to steer the vehicle, you will be able to concentrate on more important things such as preparing for your presentation or even getting a much-needed nap to re-energise yourself.
Geofencing is already an important feature of vehicle tracking, and in future, its use and importance will only grow. Geofencing allows you to define the areas that vehicles within your fleet can travel to and from, with instant alerts provided when vehicles stray from this geofenced area. Areas are measured and geographical limits are marked using an advanced GPS vehicle tracking system, with certain systems utilising web mapping services such as Google Maps and others basing their calculations on the latitude and longitude defined by users.
The way we engage and interact with our car will change significantly in future, and GPS tracking will play a vital role in this regard. In particular, augmented reality will become ingrained in the functioning of many vehicles, which will help create a more seamless, safer and stress-free driving experience. Sensors that can recognise the presence of pedestrians near the vehicle and alarms that are issued to signal over-speeding and the entry of a vehicle into a restricted area are some of the features that will be created and integrated into the GPS-based vehicle tracking system. Thanks to technological improvisation, you will also be able to view directions on your windshield, eliminating the need to glance down at a GPS screen.
Ridesharing has become increasingly popular over the last few years. In the future, this service will become even more sophisticated thanks to the development of vehicle tracking technology. It is predicted that there will be an integrated approach between different fleets, which will make it easier for each cab service to allow for the sharing of passengers. Further, two or more passengers will be able to share a vehicle on the same route, which will result in a cheaper fare for rides. These trends have already been implemented in major cities around the world.
As a leading vehicle tracking and fleet management company that is on the cutting -edge of the latest technology, Retriever is perfectly primed to help provide leading vehicle tracking solutions that are in line with the latest developments. Contact us today to find out more.