IoT technology in GPS plays a very important role in the vehicle and asset tracking or monitoring sector. They have been implemented in most European and Asian countries. While in Latin American countries, they are in the process of implementing.
This technology allows communication with vehicle systems and GPS devices that allow said relationship. This technology allowed GPS devices to collect a large amount of information. The benefit of this technology is important for many companies that seek to better manage their fleet and manage their resources well.
Advantages and Disadvantages of IoT technology in GPS
The advantage of the technology in GPS Car Tracker devices is the connectivity with other peripherals and the same vehicles. For this reason, excellent information is obtained for decision-making. However, it also has the disadvantage that the information it transmits is not encrypted, generating insecurities.
Advantages of the IoT
Network connectivity: The main advantage of the IoT is the ability to connect to the Internet and, consequently, have access to everything that this entails. For example, when a television connects to the network to obtain the contents, we will see.
Exchange of information in real-time: Another advantage of the IoT is that the exchange of information is done quickly and in real-time, which has many different applications. For example, in the security sector. Thanks to IoT, the police or fire brigade are notified automatically when an intrusion problem or a fire is detected in a controlled space.
Energy savings: Another very important advantage of IoT is energy savings. Monitoring and automating processes are carried out in a much more controlled manner, resulting in lower consumption and, consequently, greater savings.
The best example is the automation of air conditioning in homes and other buildings. When devices with IoT control the air conditioning, they are synchronized with the temperature and outdoor weather conditions, which leads to a more appropriate use of the available resources.
Sustainable processes: In the same way that the IoT allows greater savings by favoring a better use of resources, this also entails greater sustainability since only the necessary resources are used. The best example, again, is found in air conditioning.
Direct communication: Another advantage is that the IoT allows direct communication with the closest environment. For example, we can open and close doors from our cell phones or receive useful information depending on our geolocated position at all times.
Disadvantages of IoT
Unencrypted information: One of the main disadvantages offered by the IoT is that the information is not encrypted, and, consequently, it is very easy to access it. This can imply problems related to digital security since the system could be hacked, for example, for data theft.
Previous investment in the technology: Another of the disadvantages of the IoT is that it requires a previous investment to work. That is, we need to acquire the devices with the necessary technology so that they can connect to the Internet.
Reduction of privacy: Another of the problems that the use of objects with IoT technology can pose is the reduction of privacy. These devices open private spaces to public spaces, so serious problems can arise in this regard, for example, by installing security systems such as surveillance cameras that need to be used correctly.
Technological gap: Likewise, another disadvantage posed by using IoT technology is that it deepens the digital divide. In other words, the problem of which people can access this technology and which cannot. This is especially notable when comparing Internet access between different countries and urban and rural environments.
Compatibility: Finally, another of the main disadvantages of IoT technology is the lack of compatibility between some devices. IoT systems are not standardized, and it could be the case that certain devices cannot work together despite being designed for the same function.
Opportunities of IoT technology for GPS
The opportunity offered by IoT technology in GPS is to continue complementing distance measurement (telemetry) through various devices and sensors.
They could be integrated with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and more advanced devices in the future since the same market requires more advanced and personalized functions. They seek to have a broader connection that is autonomous between various devices.
These requirements can be transformed by generating integrations with logistics, security, and control devices and systems for vehicle fleets. And take care of a person’s life.