SMARTRIDE TRACKER - HOW IT WORKS
SmartRide Tracker has been made possible and affordable by several advances in technology that occured only within the last five years. Those advances include new web standards, data-enabled cellular phones with global positioning system (GPS) capabilities, and inexpensive, but powerful servers that can support processor-intensive artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.
The SmartRide engineering team took advantage of those changes to create a vehicle tracking system with the following modules:
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- Automated vehicle location: Using global positioning system (GPS) information from the phones, the SmartRide Tracker is able to generate a map showing the current location of all vehicles and the locations of passengers awaiting pickup. Automated vehicle location (AVL) previously required expensive custom GPS equipment.
- Database integration: Vehicle location data is stored in a secure database for a twelve-month window. Transportation managers can use that data view historical vehicle locations, find statistics, and analyze long-term trends.
- Artificial intelligence: SmartRide Tracker incorporates a self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to predict estimated arrival times.
- Mobile communications: SmartRide uses custom software running on cell phones to create a mobile communication system between drivers and managers.