GPS tracking was originally adopted by the United States military. For a long time it was exclusive to the US military. No one else was allowed to use it. Eventually the US military allowed the technology to be used outside of the military.
These days it is used for a large range of different applications. Vehicle tracking is one of the main uses for the technology. There are two main types of vehicle tracking systems and two distinctly different markets for each of these types of tracking.
The first type of vehicle tracking is fleet tracking. Businesses love to track their fleets nowadays as it helps them to gain greater control. This in turn helps them to save money on the running costs of their fleet, keep tabs on staff to make sure they are doing their jobs and improve health and safety. Solving these three problems all in one is great for businesses.
The third type of tracking is stolen vehicle tracking. This type of tracking is for security purposes only and basically enables the Police to easily track down your vehicle if it is stolen. Insurance companies will give you a reduction on your annual premiums if it is approved by Thatcham. Thatcham test and approve vehicle security equipment. If it is a security system and it is Thatcham approved the insurance companies will give you recognise it.