Generally speaking, when the term vehicle tracking is used, it refers to the scenarios outlined above. However, there are actually two distinct types of vehicle tracking. Some products on the market are a hybrid of both AVL and EATS technology. However industry practice has tended to lean towards a separation of these functions. It is worth taking note that vehicle tracking products tend to fall in to one, not both of the technologies.
Automatic Vehicle Location technology is predominately used when applying vehicle tracking to fleet or driver management solutions. The unit is configured to automatically transmit it’s location at a set time interval, e.g. every 5 minutes. The unit is activated when the ignition is switched on/off.
E.A.T.S (Events Activated Tracking system)