50 Shades Debut Inspires Increase in GPS Tracker Sales

50 Shades of Grey book.

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

Swans Tracked Using GPS Trackers

A swan.

Every year, a number of Bewick swans make the move from the UK to a breeding ground in Arctic Russia. This year, some of those swans are being tracked using GPS tracking technology, so that researchers can better understand the bird’s migratory patterns. A Population Problem In the UK, the Bewick swan is the rarest swan that can be found, but for some reason the number of Bewick swans in the UK is drastically declining. Researchers aren’t sure why this is happening, but it’s important they find out. If something is eating the swans or if the swans are justRead More

A Watch, Games, and GPS Tracker Combined

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Parents are usually torn when it comes to technology. Some love the way that certain devices can entertain kids for hours (tablets, anyone?), and others hate the idea of giving a child any kind of technology too early. But, what about a watch that combines educational games you’d want your kids to play with the safety that is a GPS tracking device? The new watch by Ambit Networks does all of those things, and it’s also a watch that your kids will like to wear. The AmbyGear watch was designed for kids, but also for parents that want to keepRead More

Vanderbilt Next Team to Track Football Players’ Performance

A bunch of fans rooting for football

College football teams seek out the best of the best to recruit to their teams, hoping the men they assemble on the playing field each week lead their team to a championship. They practice endlessly, perfecting their plays, and hoping that injuries don’t occur. When technology intersects with sports, all kinds of amazing things happen. We’ve brought you stories of the wearable tracking devices used by teams–-not just football-–all over the world, designed to bring data to the coaches that allow their teams to play at an optimum performance level. The latest team to give the technology a try: Vanderbilt.Read More

Mumbai Gets GPS Trackers in Taxis

Taxis in Mumbai.

Mumbai taxi cabs are about to be equipped with GPS trackers, according to state transport minister Diwakar Raote. Citing recent safety concerns, all black and yellow taxis in Mumbai will soon have GPS tracking devices installed on board. The new trackers will provide women with more security when taking a taxi anywhere in the city. Over the past few months, there have been numerous cases of violence in taxi cabs throughout India, and government officials hope that the new trackers will help to curb some of this behavior. But, the government in Mumbai isn’t stopping at taxis either. According toRead More

High-Tech Motorcycle Helmet with GPS Designed

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Distracted driver laws throughout the country are designed to keep people safe while traveling, and car manufacturers have addressed this with numerous forms of technology. Most cars today are designed with in-dash so-called “infotainment” systems–your center of information like navigation instructions (thanks to GPS tracking devices), satellite radio, and more. Others connect your phone to the car, allowing you to place calls and send texts with simple voice commands. But what about motorcycle riders? How can they take advantage of GPS trackers for maps and other information? There isn’t exactly an easy way to do voice commands with all ofRead More

Ways to Prevent Fuel Card Fraud

Person swiping their credit card at a gas pump.

Keeping a close eye on fuel costs is vital to any fleet business. That’s why a lot of drivers now carry fuel cards, and use those cards to pay for fuel. Unlike cash and other forms of payment, transactions made with a fuel card can be tracked, and are more secure than most other ways to pay. That said, though, there has been a major hike in fuel card fraud over the past few years. Most credit card fraud that happens occurs in the United States, though this is not a US-centric problem. Card fraud is a global issue thatRead More

University of Miami Football Latest to Employ GPS Technology

The University of Miami sign.

When you are picked up by a college football team, you’re expected to work hard to perform better than you did during the last game or practice. They strive for excellence, and you work your hardest to provide it. But certain aspects of your performance are tough to measure. Sure, you can measure muscles and weigh yourself, tracking just how much stronger you are than the last time you worked out, but on the field, it’s tough to measure a variety of stats that could help you see just where you need improvement. Many teams around the world–football, soccer, andRead More

The Mercedes Future Truck 2025

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Mercedes announced back in October of last year that the company was working on a self-driving semi truck. In case you missed it, this truck looks almost like a regular truck, only it has LEDs, cameras instead of mirrors, and it drives itself. The truck will also include some other fun details, and Mercedes has been hard at work actually developing this concept truck to be road ready by 2025. The Mercedes Concept Truck If Mercedes succeeds at creating this truck, it will revolutionize the trucking industry. The trucks will be equipped with something Mercedes is calling ‘Highway Pilot,’ whichRead More

Ironman Turns to GPS Tracking

Two cyclists riding in an Ironman competition.

If you’re a fan of the Ironman competition, you’ll be happy to know that you can now follow competitors on the Ironman.com website thanks to new technology being used during the race called ‘IRONFAN.’ Fan will be able to log into the website, see how competitors are doing, and gain additional stats based on information logged by athletes. Not Just for Fans IRONFAN is for the competitors too. Using the new technology and the Ironman website combined, athletes can log into the site and record biometric and other pieces of data for additional tracking purposes. Not only can fans lookRead More