India-based telecom company Dhanus Technologies has launched remote monitoring and vehicle tracking system, the FleeTrac, the Economic Times has reported.
According to the company, FleeTrac will use existing mobile airways and global positioning system (GPS) to monitor vehicle movement and issue alerts through internet or cell phone in case of deviation from the designated route. Other features include monitor Fuel bar alert for informing fuel pilferage, Panic button alert to inform the control room for emergencies such as accidents or hijack of the vehicle. Also, if the car is stolen, an email or a cell phone call can be issued immediately and the owner can disable the vehicle starter and lock the doors.
The firm invested $2.5m on the project and is targeting four million vehicles in the coming years, said A Sudhindra, executive chairman at Dhanus to the Economic Times. The system cannot be manipulated by the user, as it is accessed using a secured network.
The company has secured a license from the Department of Telecommunications and plans to deploy 42,000 units by end of 2007.
In November 2007, India-based logistics and supply chain services company eLogistics has been granted a patent till year 2022 for its GSM-based vehicle tracking system, the eTrack. In a similar move, in November 2007, American Megatrends India launched GSM-based tracking device, the Falcon i.
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