Tracking Locomotives with the Help of GPS Systems

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The Indian city of Tiruchi is one of the many communities around the world to recognize the value of GPS systems in regards to train transportation. As of May 2014, nearly 60% of the diesel locomotives at Tiruchi Diesel Loco Shed are equipped with GPS tracking devices. This not only allows engineers to monitor the progress of the engines; it also provides information which will prevent accidents and keep the trains safe. How Are Engines Monitored Through GPS? The engines at the Tiruchi Diesel Loco Shed utilize a remote monitoring card which is installed inside the engine. An antenna attachedRead More

World’s Smallest Industrial-Grade GPS Device Released to Public

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“Smaller, easier, and whenever possible – more affordable.” That’s the motivation behind the creation of the GT0 tracking device. This GPS device is considered the smallest industrial GPS tracking device available today. It’s currently being used by over 300 companies to manage over 100,000 assets located across six different continents. The GT0 – The World’s Smallest Tracking Device Measuring at less than three inches by three inches and a little over one inch thick, the GT0 is the world’s smallest industrial-grade tracking device, which utilizes GPS signal to track various items around the globe. Its satellite-based communication ensures visibility inRead More

New Jersey Transit Reduces Waste with GPS Tracking

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New Jersey’s $800 Million Deficit Just two months before the end of the 2014 fiscal year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced the state to be woefully over budget with a deficit of over $800 million. Having greatly overestimated his predictions on tax revenues, Christie was faced again in April with making drastic budget cuts to fill the gap from a nearly depleted budget. These budget changes, along with Christie’s overly optimistic predictions and recurrent “one-time measures” to address budgets gaps, prompted Wall Street ratings agency Standard & Poor to downgrade New Jersey’s credit rating. The agency also warned thatRead More

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: GPS Tracking Tailors to Any Size of Business

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Technological developments continue to streamline life at home and work. Time-consuming tasks like paying bills and balancing a budget can now be done in minutes. Business owners, now more than ever, enjoy the advantages of managing many responsibilities through computers and online systems. Any vehicle-owning business, whether a made-to-measure franchise operating smoothly from the start or a small enterprise still being stitched together, can benefit significantly from the capabilities of GPS fleet tracking. What is GPS Fleet Tracking? Fleet tracking systems use Global Positioning System technology to pinpoint, recognize, and oversee vehicle assets. These systems provide GPS guidance for driversRead More

GPS Ankle Bracelet Identifies Home Intruder

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GPS tracking ankle bracelets have been in use by police departments for a number of years now. The goal is to prevent criminal offenders from committing further crimes by monitoring their movements using a GPS-equipped device that locks around the subject’s ankle. The devices serve both to deter the wearer from committing an additional crime and also to track their movements if a violation does occur. The devices are not fool-proof, and there have been cases where a parolee has managed to remove the device and disappear from police surveillance. However, most criminals are smart enough not to commit crimesRead More

South Korea Requests Approval to Buy GPS-Guided Missiles

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GPS tracking has a long history of military use. The technology was first designed by the U.S. military to assist in tactical operations. As new and better applications have been developed, governments around the globe have also implemented GPS tracking for both military and civilian purposes. New military uses continue to surface, and one recent development is the GPS-guided missile. GPS-guided missiles use GPS satellite data to lock onto a target remotely, eliminating the need for manual guidance. Cluster bombs can be equipped with GPS technology, making them much more accurate as they seek out larger targets like armored vehicles.Read More

GPS Tracking Goes Dumpster Diving

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Some industries are well-known for their use of GPS tracking to assist in the daily operations of their fleet vehicles. Construction vehicles, buses, taxis, police vehicles, long-distance truckers and many others use the technology to make sure each vehicle is where it’s supposed to be and to monitor their activities throughout the day. But one industry that may not be considered very often is the refuse industry. That’s right–garbage trucks. Most people don’t think about garbage trucks very often, but they perform an important function: keeping our towns, neighborhoods, and homes free of refuse. And thanks to a new typeRead More

Shrinking GPS Technology Allows for Broader Applications

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When it comes to Global Positioning System technology, if you can imagine a use for it then someone is probably already developing it as a product. Advancements continue to impress and progress, giving mankind amazing new capabilities. While most of us are well aware of GPS guided navigation systems, organizations and companies around the world are using GPS technology for tracking, crime prevention, emergency search and rescue, and environmental management, along with numerous other applications. Thanks to the U.S. military’s ongoing pursuit of technology, many highly sophisticated devices have become familiar to civilians. And we all benefit as they progressRead More

Tappan Zee Construction Uses GPS Technology for Added Safety

Tappan Zee Bridge

A few miles north of Manhattan and its famous bridges (the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, George Washington Bridge, etc.) is another historic and important New York State bridge: the Tappan Zee Bridge. Crossing the Hudson River at a spot called Tappan Zee (one of the river’s widest points), it connects Tarrytown to South Nyack. The original bridge—the longest bridge in New York State—opened in 1955. In the nearly sixty years since then, the population of the area and therefore its traffic congestion have dramatically increased. The bridge’s aging infrastructure, coupled with the fact that it carries far more trafficRead More

Stolen Cell Phone Leads Cops to Burglar

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No one goes to bed at night expecting to find a stranger in the room in the morning. In fact, that’s the stuff nightmares are made of. But that’s exactly what happened to a Seattle woman in Beacon Hill. The intruder was in the process of helping himself to a cell phone and some camera equipment when the woman awoke and confronted him. When she pushed him, he turned and ran, taking the equipment with him. Unbeknownst to the thief, his every move was being monitored by the GPS tracking device in the woman’s cell phone. When police showed upRead More