The benefits of fleet tracking are obvious. They include fuel savings and easier work times’ planning.
You can read about new business models for fleet tracking from page http://www.traccar.org/. In order to host a server, the computer must have a public static IP address. Not all devices are supported, but the site gives a helpful list.
Traccar is open source system for various GPS tracking devices. At the moment server supports more than 30 different protocols. Versions starting from 1.0 include embedded http server and web interface (view demo) to track devices.
Traccar Client is a mobile GPS tracking app that allows you to remotely track smartphone’s location.
One nice day we installed the Traccar software to our server. The system was up and running in minutes. This really is a working low cost solution to fleet tracking.