By Greg Bartlett
When people leave their vehicles in the care of a mechanic, they wouldn’t be surprised if the mechanic took the vehicle on a test drive, but they would surely not appreciate it if the vehicle were used for personal reasons to travel a substantial distance away. Having installed a GPS tracking device into his car some time before, a vehicle owner learned that this very thing had happened to him.
With GPS tracking, anyone can enjoy the piece of mind of knowing exactly where a monitored person, animal, or object is at any given time. By attaching a GPS tracking device to a desired subject, the exact navigational coordinates of that subject can be calculated with amazing precision at any given time. For instance with a vehicle that is being monitored by GPS tracking, the precise current location, speed, and direction can be recorded. The history of GPS tracking dates back to the World War II year’s of the 1940’s, when it was developed by the United States Air Force for military purposes. Since being made available to the public in the 1980’s, GPS has brought about a revolution of sorts in how people live and work. Traveling is greatly simplified; mapping out a trip is accomplished in a matter of seconds before departure, thanks to GPS navigation. Routine monitoring done by law enforcement officers and scientists has taken on a whole new dimension with GPS tracking. Indeed, people of all walks of life have learned the benefits of GPS tracking.
Once this vehicle’s owner knew the whereabouts of his car (through regular updates to his phone by his GPS tracking device), he was furious – understandably. The car owner, furthermore, received a request from the mechanic that he pick his vehicle up a couple days later – because it had been bumped in the lot! The owner was not fooled and addressed the repair shop employee point blank. The foolish repair shop employee was found out – and had no defense. He had taken the customer’s vehicle home with him over the weekend – without permission – and had gotten in an accident with it. Thankfully, the car owner knew the truth – thanks to his GPS tracking device – and the repair shop owner handled the matter appropriately.