In only a few short years GPS tracking systems have gone from issuing a “turn left at the next junction” to becoming an integral part of our every day lives. Simple GPS devices are nowadays commonly found in cars, dog collars, watches and phones with the ability to pinpoint your location anywhere in the country.
While now you can successfully track your parcels, children, dog and stolen car what advances in GPS tracking technology are there likely to be in the future and how will the new generation tracking systems help us to keep an eye on our daily lives?
More and more businesses are finding a use for GPS trackers, these days they are habitually fitted to public transport systems, taxis, and fleet vehicles. Their installation has revolutionised postal and courier services and emergencies are better managed when tracking devices are in place. The future will see an increase in the use and services offered as a result of the technology. As the units get ever smaller and the cost increasingly cheaper they will continue to be a powerful tool in the business community.
Along with the shrinking of trackers there will also be developments in the software systems responsible for running GPS tracking products. These will make live feed, online tracking, quicker, and more accurate, developers are increasingly producing clearer computer imagery and faster real time streaming. Satellite mapping and sharper 3D images will give us a better view of our surroundings online and more reliable instructions when using sat nav devices.
As the trackers become ever smaller it will be easier and more comfortable for people to carry tracking systems, easing parents worries about their children and allowing people to better keep an eye on elderly relatives and wayward pets.
The GPS market is definitely an expanding and innovative one with new developments painting an exciting future for all. Whether it means more reliable business services, better communications or increased personal safety the next generation of GPS trackers are likely to continue having an impact on our everyday lives.
At present there is still a novelty value attached to GPS systems, however, it will not be long before the majority of people are carrying a tracking device or using a tracking device on a daily basis. Whether it’s your cars navigation system, mobile phone or the bus you take to work we will all, somehow, be using tracking devices, helping to make our day run more smoothly.