Title: A Low Cost Vehicle Monitoring System for Fixed Routes Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

Year of Publication: Nov - 2014
Page Numbers: 97-103
Authors: Mark Darren Savuriar, Chandrasekharan Nataraj, Chitturi Venkatratnam, Sardar Ali
Conference Name: The International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA2014)
- Malaysia


This paper presents design and development of an affordable vehicle tracking system using restricted sources. The current high cost conventional GPS tracking system is not affordable by all sectors. With a custom made software to cater to the project demand of low cost, this project is able to use a simple tracking device and plot a series of latitude, longitude, speed and time of the path of a vehicle using the personalized software within a 15 KM radius. An option of capturing the path of the vehicle can be done live or it can be stored in a data logger file and viewed at a later time. The uniqueness of this work is its affordability and ability to offer the same features of an expensive conventional GPS System at a mere RM416 as compared to RM 6500 of the existing ones. Mobile cellular with SMS technology used for obtaining standard GPS related details and C# programming with Google Map API are used in plotting the complex data numbers in order to capture the parameters such as speed and movement of a vehicle and so on.