Now a GPS vehicle tracking system lets you know where a truck or a car or any vehicle is at any time with great precision. This is callled automatic vehicle location. China’s suppliers provide CDMA and GSM-based AVLs (automatic vehicle locators).
These locators are designed for use in various service vehicles including logistics trucks. Where is the consignment? It is EXACTLY there. To within a meter or so. For logistics companies it is a major step forward.
Available AVLs also support GSM or CDMA, with GSM-based units leading current supply. No mention of TD-SCDMA, the Chinese home grown system, but that will come.
China has 40 suppliers of AVL products. Most makers came from the GPS industry. Serious manufacture only started in 2006. Half of the supplier base is clustered in Shenzhen and Guangzhou in Guangdong province.
GSM models and AVLs for enterprise applications make up the bulk of China’s AVL output. However, locators for private vehicles may soon take up a larger share of production as demand from private car owners surges worldwide.
Much more on this interesting development HERE.
Source: Global Source Telecom Products
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