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Feature, software boost raises performance of car GPS trackers

Suppliers bolster functionality via better antennas, sensors and alarms, and improve product intelligence and platform adaptability.


  • Feature & function improvements: Suppliers use external high-gain antennas to increase sensitivity. Some new units can record speed, gas throttle, break, oil pressure, water temperature and fuel levels, and monitor travel status. Others combine G- and shock sensors, or a car alarm system for added security. Trackers with a cigarette lighter adapter and an OBD interface represent another R&D direction.
  • Reliability & durability: Makers, particularly those targeting commercial and public vehicles, emphasize electromagnetic shielding and heat dissipation, and toward this end use metal casings. Products have protection circuitry against surge, and overcurrent and -heating. Many have water- and vandal-resistant housings.
  • Software enhancements: Mainstream trackers support real-time e-map positioning and travel recording. In line with efforts to enhance product intelligence and multiplatform adaptability, suppliers are working on large-scale fleet and public transportation scheduling and management, and vehicle emergency and rescue. Many are keen on mobile software client to realize remote and real-time surveillance and management.
  • More compact designs: Slimmer, easy-to-install constructions are increasing in supply. Most of these are aimed at private vehicles and can be as small as a cigarette pack. Many new models double as portable trackers. The bulk of releases have the standard USB port.

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