As you might have suspected, I love tech things – especially if it includes some mobile phone technology. And I also love tracking things. The project described on this page is about how I track the location, speed and whereabouts of my family car, Skoda Octavia 4×4.
The tracker is a GSM/GPS module installed in my car. All changes in the vehicles location is tracked by GPS and broadcasted by GPRS/GSM to the PhoneLocator service. This means that I can watch the car’s location at any time on Google Maps. The GSM module in the car will also send SMS direct to my phone if the car when the car is changing modus from parked to “driving”, and I can get SMS messages if the car is overspeeding etc. The first time I called my wife driving the car and told her she was speeding, she has very surprised. But then she remembered being married to a tech geek, so she wasn’t that surprised after all. You can get the same functionality by tracking your phone using a mobile application – the Phonelocator Periodic.
The tracking device and the server technology is supplied from Alex Birkett (Birkett Enterprise Ldt) based on the product Phonelocator Periodic. Thanks to Alex for the cooperation.
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