The purpose of this paper is to present a development to the hardware and software of a real-time tracking system that provides the position of the tracked vehicle accurately using fairly low-cost equipment and services. Vehicle tracking industries are expanding as businesses are interested to know their fleet vehicles positions minute by minute every day. Many systems were proposed recently that can provide such information.
The system is implemented using GM862 cellular quad band module. A monitoring server and a graphical user interface on a Web site have also been implemented to view the current location of a vehicle on a specific map.
The experiments were conducted and tested in different areas of the Kingdom Of Bahrain using Google maps, and results are discussed.
The developed system has been compared to the available and imported tracking systems to some of the telematics companies in Bahrain, and the comparison has been discussed.
The authors would like to thank the Deanship of scientific research, University of Bahrain for supporting this research under grant no. 44/2008.
M. El-Medany, W., Al-Omary, A., Al-Hakim, R. and Nusaif, M. (2014), "Low cost real-time tracking system prototype using GM862 cellular quad band module", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 389-407. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-09-2011-0061Download as .RIS
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