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

Abstract:


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.