SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

SFO to Use GPS Tracking to Collect Fees

Airports collect fees from limousine and taxi companies that pick up and drop off on their premises, but up until this point airports like SFO had no way of tracking rides from services like Uber and Lyft. San Francisco International Airport has recently created a GPS tracking platform that will do just that – allow the airport to track and collect fees from services like Uber and Lyft. Further, SFO will be selling this same technology to other airports in the near future. Here’s what it’s all about. Easy Way to Collect Fees When a new form of transportation showsRead More

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

The HTC Grip Finally Hits the Market

Back in January, HTC and Under Armour announced that the two companies would be collaborating to create a fitness band unlike any other. The HTC Grip is the result of that partnership, has been announced. What sets this fitness band apart from the rest? The addition of a GPS tracking device. The Problem With Most Fitness Bands If you’re an avid runner or other sports enthusiast, you probably know how important it is to track your progress. This is why many runners and other athletes use fitness bands. The problem with most bands, though, is that you still have toRead More

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

How to Cut Back on Employee Theft

No employer wants to think that the people they’ve carefully hand-selected to work in their office or store is capable of theft. Sadly, that’s not the case. Studies show that nearly 1 out of every 40 employees were caught stealing by an employer in 2012. Theft comes in all different forms depending on the job ranging from stealing clients to stealing money or goods. Either way, theft is theft, and it’s up to you, the employer, to stop any theft currently happening in your business. But how do you do that? How do you prevent or stop theft? Is thereRead More

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit Adds Bike Tracking Via GPS

FitBit is easily one of the most popular exercise tracking devices on the market right now. The FitBit Surge is at the top of the FitBit list. The Surge is easy to use and comes with a lot of great features, and now FitBit has added a major update that includes bicycle tracking with the help of GPS technology. FitBit’s Bike Tracking Tech The new Bike Tracking feature included as part of the FitBit Surge tracks vitals like distance, duration, speed, heart rate, and calories burned while you bike. All of these details will help you become a better, orRead More

The Secret Lives of Pandas

The Secret Lives of Pandas

We don’t know much about pandas, and (as it turns out) all that we did know might not actually be true. For the first time, researchers have used GPS tracking devices to track the behavior of pandas. What they have recently discovered is that pandas aren’t as lazy as once thought. Mating Rituals Previously, it was believed that pandas were too lazy to mate, which is why pandas don’t reproduce in large numbers. But by attaching GPS collars to five pandas in China’s Wolong Nature Reserve, scientists have been able to view pandas like never before – without the interferenceRead More

GPS Tracking Devices for Manhole Covers?

GPS Tracking Devices for Manhole Covers?

China has a problem. People are stealing manhole covers in order to turn that scrap metal into cash. The scrap metal industry is huge, and some people are making great money selling metal if they can gather enough of it. What better way to gather up a ton of scrap metal than to steal manhole covers? But for obvious reasons, this is a problem. Without manhole covers in place, people, animals, and car tires fall into these massive holes. In order to put up a fight against manhole cover theft, the Chinese government has decided to do something about it.Read More

A New GPS Helmet for Bikes Could Save Lives

A New GPS Helmet for Bikes Could Save Lives

Trying to ride a motorcycle while also trying to navigate city streets is tricky. If you look down at any kind of navigation map, you risk crashing your bike. If you don’t know where you’re going, a navigation map can really help. Is there a fine balance between the two? A group of Russian engineers have invented a helmet that displays GPS maps on the visor. The helmet is called LiveMap, and it’s the only one of its kind. How LiveMap Works Imagine a hologram of sorts on the front part of your helmet visor that you can only seeRead More

India Gets an Uber-Like Autorickshaw Service

India Gets an Uber-Like Autorickshaw Service

Autorickshaws may seem like novelty to the western traveler that visits India for the first time, but this mode of transportation can be compared to New York’s taxis for people living in crowded urban centers in India. It’s not uncommon to grab an autorickshaw after work to make it through India’s crowded streets to a residence, but like taxis these vehicles can often be booked during peak hours. A few companies in India have come up with a solution to this transportation problem. Companies like Autowale.in, mGaadi and Ola are now offering autorickshaw bookings through tech platforms like Whatsapp. InRead More

Fleet Tracking Can Increase Revenue by 10%

Fleet Tracking Can Increase Revenue by 10%

A new report put out by In-Car Cleverness has found that rental and credit-hire companies that install GPS for fleet tracking purposes can raise company revenue by up to 10% in most cases. This raise in revenue comes from keeping a closer eye on cars that are rented out to people for the sake of vacation rentals or to people with bad credit. Often, owners of these types of companies are the subject of fraud, but GPS tracking can put a stop to that. How it Works It’s not uncommon for people to try and steal cars from no-credit carRead More

50 Shades Debut Inspires Increase in GPS Tracker Sales

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50 Shades of Grey: you either love it or hate it, whether you read the book or not. Some chose to skip the movie altogether based on their disappointment with the series, while others counted down the days to its release. No matter if you liked it or not, there’s no question this movie topped the charts all over the world. In fact, according to worldwide box office figures, the movie did better overseas than it did here. The majority of the $350 million the movie grossed has the highest percentage of those sales coming from international locations. It isRead More