Keeping track of truckers

Keeping track of truckers

Keeping track of truckers

We have been aware for some time that the world is following
the lines of the book written by George Alwell, entitled 1984.

It was not by accident that this man got the date exactly
right as it was in that year that the Labour Party of New Zealand began their
world government reforms that they received secretly from a group in England
called the Mont Pelerin Society.

Any visitor to Great Britain will know that there are more
cameras per square mile in that country than anywhere else in the world, and
folk are under constant surveillance.

We now quote from the Business section of the NZ Herald,
March 27, 2001, an article entitled, "Keeping track of those truckers - New
Zealand-developed technology will soon allow an increasing number of Californian
business owners to keep tabs on their mobile workforces via the internet....

OnTrack uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and
wireless internet to track vehicles in real time on a computer-generated map.

Telogis co-founder Marcus Clyne says the company will target
a market that has traditionally been neglected -– the numerous Californian
companies that operate fleets of up to 50 vehicles and want more efficient
control of their mobile workforce....

'...When businesses want to see where their vehicles are,
they log onto our website and they can track the vehicles in real time. All they
need is Internet Explorer,' he said.

Limousine companies, mobile dry cleaning operators and
domestic plumbing outfits will be typical of the businesses likely to use the
technology, but vehicle tracking is not all that will be on offer.

'We can also provide mobile internet access to the car. You
can hook up a laptop or a Windows CE-run machine and browse the internet from
the vehicle through the connection we provide,' said

Mr Clyne.

The communication modules enabling the tracking are installed
in vehicles for $US700 ($1720) per unit, with a monthly wireless internet access
charge of around $US30 per connection ....

Added features will also allow depot managers access to
information about the cargoes their drivers are transporting.

Although network technology in New Zealand is adequate to run
Telogis services, the company claims the local market is too small to tackle at
this stage."