Why you should get Lojack

August 22nd, 2013 | Category: Technology

The most popular alternative vehicle tracking system lo jack, doesn’t use true gps signals. Moreover, wireless connectivity is not offered by lojack. The practical result is that only specially equipped police vehicles can use lojack to find a missing vehicle.  Owners, for instance, certainly do not have the capability to use lojack to track a vehicle themselves.  Also, the number of police vehile outfitted with the lowjack technology is typically only a small fraction of the fleet. Since the range of lowjack is only about 2-3 miles, missing are stolen vehicles are undetectable unless a lojack equipped police cruiser happens to be in the vicinity.

Sine  the early nineties, the North American Trucking Industry has used promiles software for routing and mapping  years as well as for IFTA fuel tax. The promiles software is adaptable for individual drivers as well as for fleets and saves time and effort with rout planning and tax reporting and reduces fues costs, allowing large or small trucking operations to be for efficient, and thus more profitable.

The advantages of a gps tracking device are reduced costs of fuel and maintenance, quicker response times and easier management of vehicles. GPS tracking offers numerous advantages over lojack. But recovering missing or stolen vehicles is only one of the problems encountered in fleet management for which gps tracking is the solution. Redirecting vehicles to shorten travel time or respond quickly to changing demands from customers are others. Overall, gps tracking is an essential tool in fleet management.

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The Lojack

November 20th, 2011 | Category: Technology

If you have ever watched a police drama on television, you have probably heard of a lojack. A lojack is a device that is installed in cars so their location can be monitored from a distance. The original lojacks required a special hand held device to be used in close proximity to actually locate the vehicle. The lojack was one of the first anti-theft devices. If your car was stolen, police could find your car because the lojack constantly sends a wireless signal out that can be detected with a few miles.

They were used until gps tracking was developed. Once gps tracking was developed, it was much easier to find a stolen car. The car did not just send out a signal for several miles, but sent its gps coordinates to a satellite in space. Every single parcel of land on the planet has unique gps coordinates. Once the gps coordinates are sent to the satellite, it is a simple process to find where those coordinates are on the planet. Once this is known, the police can retrieve the car in a timely fashion. Sometimes, vehicle tracking gps are coupled with more advanced measures. If they car is reported as stolen, the satellite can communicate with the car and instruct it to shut off.

Although vehicle tracking gps has been around for awhile now, more advanced functions are on the way. Some companies are using these coordinates to automatically drive the vehicle down any road without any human intervention. In other words, the car can drive itself

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