How Gps Vehicle Trackers Improve Navigation & Save Your Time

With more cars on the roads than ever before, managing your everyday commute can be quite a hassle without a GPS vehicle tracker giving you navigation tips and traffic information. What initially started as a safety feature has now become a necessity for vehicle owners, offering so many benefits in so many ways that people don’t want to buy a car without a GPS tracker anymore. The tech does more than just give you a real-time update of your vehicle’s location – it can also help save a lot of your time that would otherwise be wasted on getting trapped in traffic jams on overcrowded streets. Wish to learn more about how this amazing piece of tech can help you with your driving? Read this article and find out:

Route optimization

City roads are always overcrowded, especially during peak traffic hours when even the smallest of commutes can eat up a lot of your productive time. Issues such as constructions, accidents or special events like VIP movement also lead to roads getting cordoned off and traffic getting diverted. Without a GPS vehicle tracker giving you real time information about what lies ahead, you will never know to change your route before it is too late, and you are caught in a traffic jam. The route optimization features of GPS trackers can help you avoid such scenarios and save a lot of time and frustration.

Vehicle maintenance

Many GPS vehicle trackers these days come equipped with telematics features including vehicle diagnostics, engine temperature indicators, fuel gauge, engine oil level displays and more. These are designed to give you a heads up about the health of your vehicle so that you can take necessary corrective action well in time and avoid troublesome and delay-causing consuming breakdowns. The idea is to make your vehicle maintenance and performance more predictable so as to ensure that you are able to extract maximum utility from the machine, as and when you need it.

Better coordination

Whether you run a transportation enterprise with a fleet of different vehicles or have a car meant for family use, knowing where and how the machine is being used can give you better insight into managing the vehicle. Knowing the current location of your car can save a lot of your time that would otherwise have been wasted in making constant phone calls to drivers for coordinating rides.

Improved navigation

For car owners who love taking their vehicles out on exploratory rides, having a GPS tracker can be a major boon as it can give them real time data about their location, which will be extremely helpful in finding their bearings in case a driver is lost, and in charting out the further route to take. Improved navigation and location tracking can help prevent many unnecessary delays and ensure the driver gets to their destination using the best, safest and most time-saving road possible.

Future of Mobility in India

India’s transport system is undergoing rapid transformation due to rapidly reducing technology costs and increased connectivity. However, the adoption of electric vehicles in India has been slow; mainly due to price, selection range, ease of charging and customer awareness. With the aim of addressing these challenges, the government is focusing on developing infrastructure in urban and rural areas. One such initiative is the “Smart Cities” initiative. Under this, the government has allocated funds to the tune of US$7.5 billion to be provided to 100 selected smart cities. This indeed has provided an opportunity to promote various technological interventions in the field. There are 4 key technology trends that are driving the change: electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving and shared mobility. Nitin Gadkari the Union Minister of Road Transport stated that the passenger vehicle sector, electric and connected mobility could help save US$300 bn (INR 20 Lakh Cr) in oil imports and nearly 1 gigatonne of CO2 emission by 2030.

The trends the industry is experiencing could impact the automotive companies in different ways; from overlaps of value chain to a few components being made obsolete. For example, parts that gasoline vehicles use may no longer be the core value component for electric vehicles i.e. engine and transmission. Parts like e-motors and battery services will take over and become more relevant.

With the urban population nearly doubling in the next decade to approximately 600 million and almost 500 million trips per day by 2030, there is a need for policy support by government. It is forecasted that by 2027, four wheel EV sales will exceed the sales of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. For this to happen, Karnataka is all set to procure and ply 40 electric buses, 100 four wheelers, 500 three wheelers and charging infrastructure across the city of Bengaluru. Moreover, through the FAME II scheme, government eyes 100% electric public transport and promote e-mobility. Through Expression of Interest (EoI), department of Heavy Industry has selected 11 cities out of 47 proposals from 44 cities. Once the tendering process is finalized by these 11 cities, Department of Heavy Industry is expected to spend about Rs. 437 crore under the FAME India (Phase I) scheme which includes, Rs. 40 crore as incentives for installation of charging infrastructure.

Several MNC’s have already taken steps in supporting the government’s e-mobility vision. Uber has partnered with Mahindra for electric vehicles, Suzuki and Toyota have partnered to roll out electric vehicles, Toyota has also partnered with Panasonic to create electric vehicle batteries. In addition, these companies have also shown interest in autonomous driving technology. This is the ideal time for any automotive MNC’s to exploit their strengths by joint ventures and/or greenfield investment in India.

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Are You Storing Your Car The Right Way?

If you think that park, lock, and leave is all you need to do to store a car, then you are wrong! You can do this if you want to leave the car parked for a few hours or overnight, but doing the same for an extended period can cause serious damages to your vehicle. For whatever reason you stay away from your vehicle, you must put your car in storage and for that, knowing correct storage techniques is important as you may return to a dead battery, ruined tyres, or worse a damaged engine on leaving your car parked on the street or in a garage for a long time.

Here is the list that you need to follow before leaving your car in the garage for a long period.

Clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle: Cleaning the vehicle before leaving it for a long time may sound lame, but it is one of the important steps to remember. Bird faeces and water stains can damage your car’s paint if left for long. Make sure to clean the car as well as the tyres thoroughly. Coat the car with wax for added protection.

Change the oil and coolant: You can skip this step if you are leaving the car just for a week or two. But, if you have longer plans, then you must change the oil and coolant of the car. Contaminants present in oil can damage the car’s engine. The damage will either make you put the car for sale or pay huge bills at repair shops.

Keep the gas tank full: While leaving the car for more than 30 days, keep the gas tank full to prevent moisture accumulate inside the fuel tank and keep the seals from drying out.

Keep it charged: Remove the battery and keep it in a safe place to save the battery life. Put the car on a trickle charger and if you cannot remove the batteries, simply disconnect them.

Avoid using parking brakes: There are chances that the brake pads and rotors may fuse when kept in contact for a longer time. Better to buy a tyre stopper instead.

Keep the tyres inflated: Neglecting the tyres and leaving them stationary for a long period will develop flat spots on them. Inflate the tyre and find them in a better shape on your return.

Spread mothballs inside and outside the vehicle: Don’t forget to put moth balls or cotton balls dabbed in peppermint oil to avoid rodent attack.