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NYC Taxi Drivers File GPS Tracking Lawsuit

The Supreme Court’s Recent GPS Tracking Decision May Impact NYC Taxi Drivers

Last week NYC taxi drivers Koffi Aka and Robert Carniol filed a federal class action lawsuit against New York City, its Taxi and Limousine Commission, and commissioner Chairman David Yassky, according to the New York Courthouse News. The cab drivers’ lawsuit claims that “warrantless” GPS tracking has exposed thousands of taxi drivers to bogus prosecutions and license revocations.

ExtermaPest Cuts Gas Costs $700 a Month – FieldLogix Fleet Tracking System

Despite Rising Gas Prices, Dunphy’s ExtermaPest Uses FieldLogix GPS Fleet Tracking System to Cut Gas Costs by $700 a Month For a 10 Vehicle Fleet

Gas prices are typically low in January, but not this year. Currently the U.S. average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gas is $3.44, 17 cents more than one month ago, and 35 cents more than one year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.

GPS Tracking System Used in School Bus Fleets Across U.S.

GPS Fleet Tracking System For School Buses Keeps Students Safe & Makes School Districts More Efficient

For schools, providing safe transportation is always a top priority. School boards are under pressure to not only provide a safe, reliable transportation service to school children and their parents, but also to run as efficiently as possible in light of today’s budget restraints. A GPS fleet tracking system can make a school bus fleet more profitable, plus it helps to keep children safe.

Breaking Down the Supreme Court’s GPS Tracking Decision

he Supreme Court ruled last week that the police violated the Constitution when they hid a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device on a man’s car and monitored his movements for 28 days.

The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling was an important one for all U.S. citizens, yet the court left many questions unanswered.

The NY Times once dubbed the case, U.S. v. Jones, “the most important Fourth Amendment case in a decade.” It is the first time the Supreme Court confronted the government’s growing use of digital technology to monitor Americans and ruled strongly in favor of privacy.

Tracking System for Alzhemier’s Patients Launched in Halifax

Last week the City of Halifax launched a pilot program to monitor patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The program uses a GPS tracking system to monitor the patients’ whereabouts.

Alzheimer’s patients will wear bracelets equipped with GPS tracking technology. The tracking system has a shock sensor to detect if a patient slips and falls.

NOAA Tracking System Helped Rescue 207 People

In 2011, the NOAA satellite tracking system was critical in the rescues of 207 people who were in life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters. Satellites picked up distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers, and relayed the information about their location to first responders on the ground.

GPS Tracking System Helps Police Catch Copper Thieves

In an effort to crack down on the County’s copper thieves, the local Sheriff embedded a load of copper wire with a GPS tracking system and then left it out in the open on private property. It didn’t take long for the thieves to take the bait.

Fleet Tracking System Helps Keep Winnebago Roads Clear in Winter

At the end of 2011, Winnebago County installed a GPS fleet tracking system inside every one of the city’s trucks to wage the war against snow.

Highway fleet managers can now locate where their trucks are in the county, how much salt the drivers are applying and what kind of salt they are using