18 Jun 2020

Green Technology in Vehicle Tracking 

Efficiency is the keyword that describes GPS tracking software. Of course, developers wish to create vehicle tracking solutions that are economical but there has been a rising interest in environment-friendly transportation. You are not just going to save time, effort and money. Top notch vehicle tracking systems ensure that fewer resources are consumed along with minimal emissions into the atmosphere. 

Fuel usage 

The fuel used to power vehicles is non-renewable meaning it comes from a natural source that cannot be replaced over time. Once that fuel is consumed it is gone and it takes millions of years for the earth to produce it in a different spot. Vehicle tracking ensures that minimum fuel is consumed during a trip and none is wasted by idle engines as a result of poor driver discipline. Vehicles are well maintained thanks to sensors avoiding the excess burning of fuel through faulty engines. 

Efficient routes 

The best way to prevent overconsumption of fuel during a trip is to plan the ideal route. The lesser the duration of the engine being active the lower the usage of fuel. Fleet managers are particular about traffic jams and road blocks. Learning about these before the departure of the vehicle prevents unnecessarily long trips where more fuel will be burned. Real-time GPS tracking keeps the fleet manager aware of the routes where sudden roadblocks or traffic jams may appear. Therefore, unfavourable routes can easily be avoided.  

Digital solutions 

The rate at which precious forests are being cut down to support the increasing demands of the paper industry is quite alarming. These forests are home to a large number of species including plants and animals. Native populations are often dependent on these forests for livelihood and tribesmen living among the trees are common in many parts of the world. Rising temperatures have increased the incidence of forests fires making preservation more critical than ever. Vehicle tracking systems do not require paper making this green technology important in environmental protection.

Monitoring drivers 

Fleet managers monitor the behaviour of drivers 24/7 through sensors that send data based on relevant parameters in real-time to the central dashboard. They are aware of the arrival and departure times of the drivers owing to geo-fencing features. This ensures that drivers are following the route strictly without detours reducing fuel costs. How they are driving and how it is affecting the vehicles is also evident through this information. Understanding the shortcomings of drivers helps fleet managers train and manage them to protect the planet.  

Reducing risks   

Idle engines and poorly maintained vehicles lead to greater usage of fuel besides posing safety risks. If there is no GPS tracking software involved it may be difficult for fleet managers to check the conditions of vehicles increasing the chances of accidents. Coupled with bad driving habits the company is likely to lose vehicles to accidents causing frequent replacements. It is important from an economic and environmental perspective to keep a well-maintained vehicle in the fleet for as long as possible.