GPS vehicle tracking system and big data: Making cycling a better experience
Are you one of those who loves cycling? Well, there’s a good news for you. You can expect a cycle friendly routes in upcoming years in your city. You may have used GPS in your cycles for route control and tracking, but now your cycling experience will be more convenient and safe. With the help of GPS and big data, many major cities are working on making the city planning more better for the future. The purpose of this planning is to make the city and its nearby places cycle-friendly.
The question is how it is done and how the city planner are achieving this goal? Actually, there are some websites which track cyclists and joggers for the training purpose. This data which is collected by these websites with the help of GPS is used for the analysis purpose by the cyclist and runners. These websites are selling this data in the anonymous form to the urban planners, so that they can use this data to make the streets safer. This data help urban planners to gain insight into when and where people ride and help to design safer and better infrastructure.
Same like a GPS based fleet management portal, these websites track vehicles those are using their GPS devices, where and how frequently people are riding to the same location, what was the speed, all the data is collected. This data can play a crucial part in better urban planning. These websites charge varying amounts for data, which mostly depend on the location and number of users data, and the data is given in the anonymous form i.e it is made sure that no personal information should be leaked out. This is one of the best use of gps vehicle tracking service, this sounds like a plot of a science fiction movie but it is true and we will get more cycle friendly routes in near future.