The power of GPS technology has grown exponentially in recent years as more and more people rely on their smartphones for navigation, tracking deliveries or just getting around town. The next time you find yourself lost with no map at hand try turning on your Google Maps app! As the technology continues to improve, offering even more reliable, real-time results, more and more industries have adopted GPS and use it to their advantage.
What does GPS mean?
GPS, or global positioning technology is a navigation system that works by using signals from earth’s satellites. Receivers are built into devices like trackers and phones which pick up these radio frequencies identifying your location on the planet. Since its original uses by the US navy and governments, it has become widely used by the average consumer. Built-in to a huge range of devices including modern mobile phones, smart watches, and cars.
GPS Tracking in the Courier industry
The global positioning system (GPS) is a useful tool for navigating and tracking delivery of goods. The introduction of this technology has improved rapidly over the last decade, especially with its ability to provide reliable means of navigation as well as helping last mile courier drivers navigate their way through communities all while keeping track of exactly where each item delivered goes after picking it up from either your home or office.
Helping to transform an outdated system, the courier industry has benefitted from GPS technology significantly. Making it easier to provide customers with live delivery updates. While courier companies are able to see where their drivers are and provide them with the use of built-in satellite navigation for access to the fastest and most economical routes. With this, the courier industry has been able to offer a much wider range of services, improving quality and ensuring goods are delivered even faster than before.
The Benefits of using GPS Technology as a courier
Couriers that use GPS tracking services can improve their customers’ satisfaction by providing them with visibility over the service they are paying for. The benefits of this include improved efficiency and productivity, route optimisation which reduces fuel consumption in courier vans because drivers know where to go without getting lost or stuck along routes; plus it provides an easy way of checking how much money has been spent on transportation as opposed to having no idea!
As GPS technology continues to adapt and develop, with its accuracy improving all the time, it is no wonder that so many people now rely on this incredible tech every day.