Live GPS Tracking

What is Live Tracking?

View your fleet's live vehicle status

Live tracking is a technology that enables real-time monitoring of a vehicle’s location, speed, and other vital information using GPS technology. This advanced solution provides the ability to track a vehicle’s movements on a digital map in real-time, providing accurate information on its exact location, speed, and direction of travel.

Live tracking is widely used in various industries, including fleet management, logistics, and transportation, where it’s crucial to track vehicle movements. Cartrack’s live tracking technology allows businesses to monitor their vehicles to ensure optimal usage, monitor driver behaviour and reduction in fuel costs.

With Cartrack’s live tracking technology, businesses can gain better insights, optimize their operations, and achieve greater efficiency.


Your vehicle’s live locations are indicated with a coloured icon on the Fleet platform.

Green –  Currently Driving
Black – Ignition Off
Orange –  Idling. Motor running with no motion.

Event-based tracking vs distance-based tracking

Event-based tracking and time-based tracking are two different approaches to vehicle tracking that can be used in a vehicle tracking system.

Event-based tracking, involves setting up triggers which are configured to transmit location and telemetry input data based on predefined conditions. This approach is useful for collecting more data than Time-Based tracking, including whether ignition status is on or off, or when an event occurs (excessive speeding, harsh braking, or unauthorized use of company vehicle or even door open/close, auxiliary equipment on/off, geofence movement).

Each event triggers the unit to transmit data to the Fleet platform. This helps fleet managers to monitor specific driver behaviours or actions, empowering them to quickly identify and address potential issues or concerns, improving overall safety and efficiency.

In contrast, time-based tracking involves capturing and recording data on a regular interval, such as every minute or every five minutes. This approach provides a continuous stream of data that can be used to monitor vehicle performance and identify trends or patterns over time.

The advantage of event-based tracking is that it can provide more detailed and targeted data than time-based tracking.

Because event-based tracking focuses on specific events, it can capture more detailed data than time-based tracking, which simply captures data at set intervals. For example, event-based tracking can provide information on how often a driver exceeds the speed limit, how often they brake harshly, or how often they deviate from a designated route. This data can be used to identify trends or patterns in driver behaviour and reduce the risk of accidents or vehicle damage.

Event-based tracking can help fleet managers to quickly identify and address potential issues or concerns. By providing real-time data and alerts, event-based tracking can help fleet managers to stay informed and take proactive steps to optimize fleet operations and improve business outcomes.
Overall, event-based tracking provides a more targeted and detailed view of fleet performance than time-based tracking, which can help fleet managers to make more informed decisions and optimize fleet operations more effectively.

Actions that cause the GPS tracker to generate and communicate an event.

  1. Ignition on. (The vehicle key is turned)
  2. Engine Run. (The engine is cranked)
  3. Motion Start. (The vehicle is no longer stationary)
  4. Delta heading (The vehicle turns.)
  5. Harsh cornering (The vehicle turns with higher than pre-determined G Force.)
  6. Idle start. (The motor is running but the vehicle stationary)
  7. Idle continuing (Idling for 3 minutes)
  8. Idle end (The vehicle moves again)
  9. Harsh Acceleration (Higher than pre-set G-Force)
  10. Over speed start. (The vehicle drives faster than pre-set value)
  11. Speeding. ( The highest speed attained while over the set speed)
  12. Over Speed end. (Driving slower than pre-set speed)
  13. Harsh Braking (Braking at higher than pre-set G-force)
  14. Motion End (Vehicle stationary)
  15. Ignition Off. (The ignition key is turned off)
  16. Event Periodic. (every 3 minutes, Ignition is on but motor is not running and no motion.)
  17. Towing. (Vehicle is in motion while the ignition is off)
  18. Power Off/Power On (The GPS tracker loses or gains power from the vehicle such as when a battery is disconnected)

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