What Does a GPS System Do?

How Does a Taxi Service Staff Keep Track of Their Cabdrivers?

A global positioning system, also known as GPS, is a network which permits vehicles in a taxi service

fleet to be tracked by satellite, and the results are available to the company’s supervisors immediately. Every vehicle will be fitted with this device, sometimes called a black box, which receives signals transmitted from the GPS satellites to pinpoint a vehicle’s location, this will then be transmitted wirelessly via the Internet where it is seen by the taxi service

management staff. Plus, many kinds of GPS systems are capable of tracking other vehicle information, such as fuel consumption, speed, and how long an engine idles for. This information enables managers to maximize the usage of every vehicle.

The main purpose of a GPS is to help the managers of a taxi service

fleet to keep track of where their vehicles are at all times and what exactly they are doing. This can be used in any vehicle. For instance, public transportation like buses, delivery services, and of course taxi cabs. A GPS is very useful with emergency services, like the fire, police, or ambulance department. It allows dispatchers to see which vehicle is closest to a location of an accident and will respond the fastest.

In addition to the location of a vehicle, a GPS is able to monitor and transmit other information, such as how fast the vehicle is travelling, how much fuel it is using, how much time is spent idling or being switched off, and when an engine is turned on. This information can be analyzed by managers to determine the usage of every vehicle and making sure each one is getting used properly and earning its maximum income. It also keeps track of employees while they are working and stop any unauthorized operation of their vehicles. Some systems can also track mechanical data regarding a vehicle’s performance, which shows when maintenance and any repairs need to be done.

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