GPS Tracking Glossary and FAQs

GPS Tracking Glossary and FAQs
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This glossary provides essential information on Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and answers some FAQs. Its purpose is to dispel myths and help you make informed decisions about asset monitoring and tracking needs. Keep this glossary as a handy reference for everything you need to know about GPS tracking.

What Is GPS Tracking?

GPS tracking allows logistics-intense businesses to track assets in real-time and gather vehicle usage data that helps cut fuel costs and increase productivity.

How Does GPS Tracking Work?

Using the Global Navigation Satellite System network, GPS devices connect with satellites and their ground stations to determine the location of the GPS receiver.

How to Block GPS Vehicle Tracking?

Plugging a GPS jamming device into a vehicle’s cigarette lighter port will broadcast noise on the same frequency as the satellites and will thus prevent the receivers from getting the signals.

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What Are the Different Types of GPS Systems?

There are two types of GPS trackers: cellular-based and satellite-based trackers. Depending on the usage, they can be categorized as asset trackers and personal trackers.

Can My Stolen Car Be Located with GPS?

Yes, GPS tracking can provide real-time data on the location of your car. You can then share this data with the police to help them recover your stolen car.

How Much Would a GPS Outage Cost?

The economic impact of GPS outage may go up to billions of dollars a day, depending on the time of year. For instance, the impact would be greater during the holidays.

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