Real Time GPRS- Fuel Tracking and Monitoring Entity Using Telematics
|Dhivyasri G, Rajeshwari Mariappan
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Telematics is an eminent technology which merges telecommunications and informatics. This blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies is done ostensibly with the goal of efficiently conveying information over vast networks to handle vehicle information’s. The entire system consists of TeCU Telematics Control Unit, server and webpage application to monitor and to sense ample information’s received from vehicle over the air. Telematics Control Unit (TeCU) has to be designed and developed, which could be used in real time and off time monitoring, tracking and reporting system. TeCU is mounted in the vehicles and it’s implemented with GSM/GPRS for tracking to communicate with backend server. The user can create a webpage application and monitor the vehicle update information’s and mappings with fine precision. Thus, system provides adequate information to fleet operator regarding route/direction taken by driver, stoppages, vehicle location, speed of the vehicle, engine speed, idle mode, AC ON or OFF, vehicles unit information’s, RPM, high acceleration, sudden braking, date, time, etc. All these vehicle information’s from TeCU could be updated to the Server; this is possible through GPRS communication. Thus server dispatch’s all information’s completely to end user webpage. This system could be extensively used in commercial vehicles and in constant equipments. In this paper fuel indicative sensor and TeCU are interfaced, and then fuel status of vehicle is monitored predominantly on the webpage. Then hardware and software implementations will also be done to administrate the system. This core endeavor is to identify fuel theft, tank failure and manage the fuel pilfering along with some additional features. Then a new entity is also proposed in order to monitor the fuel capacity of vehicles during the refills at bunks which would help to ensure the fuel level present in tanks precisely.