Tracking System

Police Use Vehicle Tracking For Unlicensed Drivers

A brand new type of vehicle tracking system was launched this month by the Indiana State Police (ISP) to help officers identify and locate drivers with invalid or suspended licenses. ISP said of the more than 4 million licensed drivers in Indiana, there are more than 222,000 suspended drivers and over 30,000 other drivers who have had their license to drive revoked for five to ten years or even for the rest of their life.

The vehicle tracking system is called a License Plate Reader. Indiana police began testing the tracking system in June 2011. The system needed a few tweaks during test mode, but Indiana police say the system can successfully read Indiana license plates.
ISP’s goal is to help prevent accidents similar to the one that killed a construction worker in early October. Police said Spencer Woods, 29, sped through a construction zone around, hitting a construction flagger who was directing traffic away from crews building a barrier on Interstate 465. Woods’ license was suspended at the time of the crash. He also had an eight-page driving record that showed several citations for driving without a license and without insurance.

Basketball Fans Get Game Day Fix at US Fleet Tracking Invitational

fleet tracking invitational lebron jamesThis week the US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational was hosted by Kevin Durant. The charity game was a wish come true for thousands of basketball fans who are eagerly awaiting the start of this year’s NBA season. The game benefited the Single Parents Support Network of Oklahoma.

GPS Shoes for Alzheimer’s Patients – Tracking System For Loved Ones

Shoes that have a built-in global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking system inside the heels are coming soon to a store near you. The GPS tracking shoes were created for Alzheimer’s patients who are at risk of wandering off.

Because the GPS tracking system inside the shoes is inconspicuous, they don’t make the patient feel inadequate. Other GPS tracking devices such as bracelets, necklaces or anklets are often rejected by Seniors “because paranoia is a manifestation of the disease,” according to Project adviser Andrew Carle of George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services. “If you put something on someone with Alzheimer’s that they don’t recognize, they remove it. If it’s a wristwatch and it’s not their wristwatch, they will take it off. So you have to hide it.”

More Accurate Storm Tracking System Unveiled in Seattle

Bad weather can’t be controlled, but now it can be more accurately measured and predicted, thanks to a brand new storm tracking system unveiled this weekend by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Bad weather costs the city millions every year, and sometimes storms can be deadly. For example, in December 2006, a woman drowned in her basement from a surge of floodwater. This storm alone resulted in over 300 damage claims, and cost the city $3.2 million.

The city expects the new storm tracking system will save the city money, and help protect its people and their property by giving them faster, more accurate warnings. Plus it can help to ease traffic congestion and reduce car accidents caused by big storms.

FieldLogix Helps VanGuard Alarms Improve Dispatching

Archived Routing Information – FieldLogix offers present-time and archival routing information so he knows where drivers have traveled and where they are heading. By combining location- and time-based information, he can easily track the exact number of hours to charge customers and verify employee hours worked. This helps with accurate billing, payroll, and fewer overtime hours.

Bailey said, “My guys travel quite frequently but FieldLogix gives me the exact time when an employee started a vehicle, when he arrived or left a job site, and when the vehicle was shut off. l know exactly how long the employee took at each site and how long they worked during the entire day.”