Is GPS Tracking Software the Next Technological Dependency?
As time progresses we are all more dependent on the advancement of technology – iPhones, iPods, iPads, Androids – you name it, we know it. We have reached an era where technology rules in all areas of our daily life and work. Mobile phones can now organise and prioritise our activities through a calendar, sound customised alarm bells every morning at seven o clock, search the web on the go, and even speak to you directly (this includes the newly famed personality on the IPhone 4S, Siri).
We all agree that a mobile phone is an essential element to our day. Astonishingly, 85% of the population in the UK own a mobile phone. Our lives have become dependent on technology for communication, efficiency and for saving time. Each year, improvements are made to our critical devices just as they shrink to become more attractive and appealing.
GPS tracking is quickly becoming one of these technological advances that fleet managers and business owners are dependent upon. GPS tracking is necessary to keep tabs on vehicles and drivers for operational efficiency. In the case of FleetMatics, the GPS tracking unit itself shared a similar beginning to that of the first mobile phones. The early devices were HUGE! As time passed, the device became smaller and sleeker and finally ended up being the size of a beeper by 2012.
At the same time, with each release, FleetMatics’ software developers got more and more creative with the software side of our solution’s capabilities. Our software caters to management’s need for an easy-to-use but powerful solution and is known for improving productivity, lowering fuel costs and magnifying time management.
As mobile phones continuously decrease in size and increase in usability, they are slowly becoming consumed by a greater number people. It appears that GPS tracking will follow in similar footsteps.
What appears to some business owners as a novelty, will soon become as common as the vans and lorries themselves.