By Chris Harper

GPS Use in the Common World

In just a few decades, the technology behind the Global Positioning System (GPS) has come a long way. Road transportation, air travel, sea travel, rail travel, security, heavy vehicle guiding, surveying, mapping, geophysics, telecommunications, financial services, and social activities have all been profoundly impacted by this technology. Let's just choose a few examples!

Wonderful digital technology is broadcast for free from earth-orbiting satellites (a boon to humanity, no doubt), with signals beamed directly to inexpensive receiver hand chipsets. As a result, GPS technology may now be used by the general public at a reasonable cost. Keep in mind the following GPS-related domains:

Transportation by Car

GPS allows cars of all types to more precisely plan their itineraries, pinpoint their exact locations at any time throughout their journey, and locate landmarks along the way. This is a huge help for motorists going anywhere within a city or between cities. GPS also provides consumers with a mechanism for constantly monitoring and tracking their vehicles. With the use of GPS, fleet transport owners can keep tabs on their cars at all hours of the day and night. When it comes to privately owned vehicles, it's easy for loved ones to keep tabs on whoever's behind the wheel, day or night. The GPS tracking and monitoring software can be easily installed on a smartphone or tablet, allowing for instantaneous, crystal-clear, and uninterruptible signal reception. Multiple observers can keep tabs on the driver thanks to the GPS software that may be downloaded onto multiple mobile devices. The GPS trackers, which are little wireless devices, are implanted in a stealthy location within the car. Because it is hidden from view, the GPS tracking and monitoring device will go unnoticed in the event of a carjacking or theft. Even more importantly, you can quickly notify the police of your vehicle's last known location and its whole route taken by the thief. This will aid the authorities in their investigation and perhaps lead to the safe recovery of your vehicle.

More sophisticated GPS tracking systems can keep tabs on any car, no matter how big or little, and relay data about the vehicle's interior and external cameras, as well as the driver's behavior, to the owner's smartphone in real time. In addition, city tourist and interstate coaches can have special GPS-enabled components added to monitor driver and passenger attendance and presence. Among these parts are RFID chips and biometric identifiers. These GPS-enabled devices make it possible to track riders' and drivers' whereabouts across different modes of transportation.

The driver and the remote monitoring station can keep tabs on the temperature inside a heavy-duty container van carrying perishable goods like food the entire time it's in transit.