Auto Lenders Remotely Disable Car

Here is a news report from the New York Times, that talks about people who have less than great credit and purchased a used car from auto dealers. The vehicles are equipped with a GPS tracking device that can also shut off the engine power to the car whenever the person misses a monthly payment.

Views are mixed on this report, because people say that it gives too much control to the lending company which can track all the locations the car is at, and also shut off the engine. Lending companies say they do not track the location but rather use it to remind the people financing the car not to skip a payment.

Helping Loved ones with Alzheimer’s

Disabled senior man in the garden with his male nurse.A person with Alzheimer’s disease has many obstacles in their everyday lives for them and for their caregivers. One important tool that many people have sought help from are personal GPS tracking devices.

GPS tracking devices can help not only keep track of the whereabouts of a person but trackers like the MT90 can also give the person the ability to call an emergency number to get in contact with someone if they need to.

Besides having two way communication and all the tracking functions such as live tracking and Geo-fences, the new MT90A has a “man down” function in which a sensor in the tracker can detect impact and send an alert to an emergency number. The tracker also has an S.O.S. button that can also call an emergency contact for help.

Features such as those mentioned are now a necessity specially for people who are prone to falls or can have a serious injury due to one. Having a reliable personal tracker can be the difference between an incident becoming a tragedy.

Georgia City Looks to Save Time and Money with GPS Trackers

In this report by WRDW-TV, Waynesboro, GA is stalling GPS trackers in all of the city vehicles in order to work more efficiently. Waynesboro recognizes that GPS trackers are a valuable tool not only for safety but to gather vital information that can later be used and analyzed to eventually save time and money.

Odense Helping Homeless People

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Odense is a city in Denmark that has implemented a program that will track homeless people via a personal GPS trackers in order to obtain data to see where they go and gather each day in order for the city to be able to build centers and other structures like benches and shelters that will be able to help them live just a bit better in their every-day lives.

The program is very unique because it is actually trying to help the homeless instead of brushing it under the carpet as many cities and countries do. The pilot program is tracking 20 homeless persons who volunteered, and are in part getting three hot meals per day for their participation.

Hopefully the program is a success and more cities can adopt this pilot program that will put a more decent way of dealing with the homeless population, instead of just ignoring them or forcing them out of many public areas.