Finatrack Global Ltd

Where is a GPS Tracking Device Installed on a Car?

Today, many different types of GPS tracking devices are used for a variety of purposes. The average consumer GPS device is insufficient for enterprise fleet tracking. Fleets, on the other hand, necessitate a more comprehensive GPS device with software that sends data to a centralized software system. The data can then be used by fleet managers to improve efficiency, safety, and compliance.

A GPS tracking device can be installed almost anywhere on a car or fleet vehicle, including the front or rear bumper, wheel wells, under floor mats or seats, and in the glove compartment. GPS trackers, on the other hand, are almost always installed on the dashboard via a on board diagnostics (OBD) port for fleet tracking purposes.

Mechanics used OBD ports to run diagnostic reports and communicate with the vehicle’s onboard computer in the past. These same ports can also be used to provide drivers with real-time information about vehicle performance, such as fuel efficiency, temperature, airflow, and speed.

The tracking devices are now so common that even insurance companies are using them to provide discounts to safe drivers.

Now that you understand the benefits of fleet tracking, GPS systems and software, where and how to install it, we hope you will consider installing GPS for your fleet.