How GPS Tracker Is Installed In A Car

2020/6/9 18:12:50

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Why Install GPS Tracker?

Fleet management using GPS tracker is one of those technological responses that is easy to consider as something that only large companies can have. However, this is something that is far from true.

The GPS or Global Position System, for its acronym in English, is a system with which we are already very familiar if we have smart phones. Still, you probably don't know that their role in the area of motor transport is not only to help us visualize the GPS tracker of the vehicle, but also to plan better logistics and forecast accidents for a company's transportation units.

Although it is true that in Mexico, according to the study by the Mexican Transportation Institute, only 49% of companies in the business sector have adopted technology for fleet management, it is necessary to understand that, today more than ever, it is a trend that is going on the rise and that it is more an indispensable requirement than a luxury.

For this reason, in this article we will give you compelling reasons that suggest that GPS fleet management is much more efficient than its traditional counterpart.

Let us begin!

1. Improved Efficiency And Profit

Tracking your trucks will help to make sure that your drivers are on the road and that your trailers are full.Knowing where your trucks are helps you to efficiently pair trucks with loads by tracking device. For example, by using a GPS tracker you can quickly see which drivers are closest to a client site where a pick up is needed. Similarly, you can schedule drop off and pick ups that are close together to reduce down-time.In addition, GPS provides real-time data on your vehiclelocations, speeds, and behaviours. This data can help you to ensure that your drivers complete pickups and deliveries on-time. And meeting shipping deadlines is certain to make your customers happy. Using GPS trackers will ultimately improve your truck efficiency and increase your profits.


2. Live Location & Traffic Data

Pair a GPS tracker with a good fleet management platform to give your drivers and dispatchers access to real-time traffic data. They’ll be able to plan, cancel, and alter routes to prevent delays and down-time.

You’ll also be able to see exactly where your trucks are, and identify where service overlaps are occurring. Do a little reorganization with your loads and efficiency is yours!Real-time location data can also come in handy in the case of an accident or maintenance issue.


3. Increase The Aafety Of Your Fleet

Control vehicle entrances and exits from work and restricted areas.

Receive instant alerts about events in the fleet.

Create safe driving policies.


4.Improve The Productivity Of your Fleet

Optimize and plan vehicle and driver work hours.

Take care of vehicles, thanks to preventive and predictive maintenance.

5.Control Of The Merchandise

The cargo transported is the responsibility of the carrier, who may have a problem in the event of an incident that causes the loss of the merchandise. In the case of loads that need special attention, such as perishable food or pharmaceutical products, GPS technology allows the necessary parameters to be established in advance for their correct conservation (temperature range, humidity, etc.) and to configure alerts in real time in the event that something does happen, so that you can act quickly to avoid loss of load.


6. GPS Route Optimization For Truck Fleets

Geolocation makes it possible to determine the most efficient routes, in addition to reporting in real time on the state of the roads and the traffic on them. In this way, a company can forecast its transport delivery times and reduce hours on the road and the number of kilometers traveled, which translates into savings in fuel consumption and an increase in the useful life of resources.

7. Automation

Remember those paper driver log sheets and maintenance sheets? Say goodbye.A good GPS tracker will work with spreadsheets and ELD platforms to automatically collect and record detailed information such as odometer, mileage and on-site time. Your driver can save service records electronically, upload fuel receipts and supplement the form with photos. At the same time, you can access employee hours, mileage, load plans, job assignments, routes, etc.This means that you and your driver have reduced paperwork, simplified organization and increased transparency. So, are you sure?

You can install a GPS tracking device nearly anywhere on a car or fleet vehicle- in the front or rear bumper, wheel wells, under floor mats or seats, or in the glove compartment. However, for fleet tracking purposes, GPS trackers are almost always installed on the dashboard through an on board diagnostics (OBD) port. 

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Installation Method

  • Installation Method Of Anti-disassembly Type Car GPS Tracker

(1) Check the equipment

Check whether the appearance of the equipment is good and the related accessories are complete.

(2) Install the SIM card

Turn on the device and put the SIM card into the card holder. Avoid excessive damage to the card holder, and do not insert or remove the SIM card when the device is powered on, to ensure that the SIM card has Internet access.

(3) Selection of terminal installation location requirements

A. Waterproof: 

You should choose a GPS tracker that is not easy to enter the water to ensure that the terminal is dry. Pay attention to stay away from the air outlet of the air conditioner to prevent condensate from accumulating inside the terminal when the temperature difference changes. This will seriously affect the service life of the product.

B. Shockproof: 

The terminal can not be installed in the air in a place with long-term vibration.

C. Anti-interference:

The terminal should be far away from electronic equipment such as audio, video and intercom in the car to prevent conducted interference and radiated interference.

  • Installation Method Of Anti-disassembly Type Car GPS Tracker

1. If you know electricity, you can install it yourself. In fact, as long as you find the positive and negative poles of the car power supply, the negative pole is very easy to find. The place where the body is grounded is the negative pole. The positive pole is found in the fuse box. Onto the battery;

2. It is best to connect to the regular power supply, which is not affected by the car key switch, and directly leads from the car battery;

3. Note that the light side of the GPS tracker should face the sky, and the side facing the sky should not be close to the metal object to block the internal GPS antenna, it must also receive satellite signals 20,000 kilometers away;

4. You can also ask the relevant technical staff to install it, and the charge depends on the local situation!

1. At the roof of the car above the front windshield; during installation, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

2. Concealed place in the decorative panel under the front windshield; when installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

3. Hidden places around the front instrument panel; when installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

4. In the door partition; during installation, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

5. Under the decorative plate under the rear windshield; when installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

6. Inside the front bumper, pay attention to waterproof; when installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

7. Under the wiper board, pay attention to waterproof. When installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky)

Note: If the windshield is pasted with a metal heat insulation layer or a heating layer, it will reduce the GPS reception signal and cause the GPS to malfunction. At this time, pay attention to changing the installation location of the device.

  • Key Points For The Installation Of Anti-disassembly Car GPS Locator

1. In order to avoid damage by thieves, the location of equipment should be concealed as much as possible;

2. Avoid putting it together with the emission source, such as wireless reversing radar, anti-theft device, and other vehicle communication equipment;

3. It can be fixed with a cable tie or pasted with wide sponge strong double-sided tape;

4. There is a GSM antenna and a GPS antenna in the device. When installing, make sure that the front is facing upward (toward the sky).

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What Does GPS For Fleet Tracking Do?

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  • Time Management

Commercial fleet operators can predict the time required for vehicles to make a delivery based on a real-time location provided by GPS fleet tracking, and more efficiently schedule routes. Based on accurate location tracking, more deliveries can be scheduled, more fuel-efficient routes can be planned, and delivery times can be estimated. Utilizing a GPS-enabled system allows dispatchers and fleet managers to locate vehicles to answer customer requests of all types and provide exact delivery times, or reroute a vehicle based on its location.

Using GPS tracking gives fleet managers and dispatchers the ability to pinpoint vehicle locations allowing the entire fleet to be more flexible and efficient, saving both the fleet and the customer time. A vehicle can be located without the involvement of the driver just by glancing at a screen, which transfers over to more accurate pick-up and drop-off times to the customer.

Another advantage of locating vehicles using GPS is it allows dispatchers to be aware of fluctuating weather patterns as well as traffic issues and communicate route changes to drivers. Improving or effectively shortening route times increases efficiency and productivity.

  • Data pullers

GPS data pullers are also known as "GPS transponders". Unlike data pushers that send the position of the devices at regular intervals (push technology), these devices are always on, and can be queried as often as required (pull technology). This technology is not in widespread use, but an example of this kind of device is a computer connected to the Internet and running gpsd.

These can often be used in the case where the location of the tracker will only need to be known occasionally e.g. placed in property that may be stolen, or that does not have a constant source of energy to send data on a regular basis, like freight or containers.

Data Pullers are coming into more common usage in the form of devices containing a GPS receiver and a cell phone which, when sent a special SMS message reply to the message with their location.

  • Geo-Fence

Geo-fence, or geo-fencing, is an alert feature that is common among many real-time tracking systems. Essentially how the feature works is by allowing the user to set a virtual boundary or “fence” around a particular area on a map. The alert is programmed into the GPS unit, and when the object/asset being monitored enters or exits through that virtual boundary an alert is sent to the GPS user via email or cellular text message.

  • Telematics

Telematics basically refers to the technology of transmitting, receiving and storing data or information between telecommunication systems. Also referred to as telemetry, telematics plays a significant role in the GPS tracking industry because the technology is often used to describe the use of GPS vehicle management or navigational systems since the devices integrate computer and wireless technologies along with mobile communication systems for data transfer and reception.

  • Prevent misfortune

As representatives of truck transportation fleets, we have a responsibility to ensure safety and prevent work accidents in order to maintain the integrity of our employees, transportation fleets and/or customers.

According to official data from the Mexican National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the number of traffic accidents has decreased significantly in the past 11 years.

In 2007, there were 476,279 land traffic accidents in cities and suburbs, compared with 365,281 in 2018. We can attribute the decline in the accident rate to new technologies implemented during this period.

With this in mind, GPS for fleet management is proposed as a solution. Next, we will tell you why:

l Control route

l Control overspeed;

l Vehicle safety warning;

l Remind to detour.

In this way, you will optimize fleet management, provide customers with quick response, better quality of service, and accurate information about estimated time of arrival and/or possible delays.Now, it has become a more complete tool for controlling and managing motor vehicles.