As with many other tracking services, we expect artificial intelligence to continue its integration with GPS fleet tracking software in 2020.
Technological advancements like augmented reality will be a key trend we expect to see in the future. An immersive experience of the real-world environment, with computer-generated sensory input like video or haptic feedback, may soon enter the realm of fleet tracking. Using windshields as screen displays for traffic alerts or mapping fleet routes could become a reality in the years to come.
We also expect GPS fleet tracking software to become more affordable in 2020. GPS technology is normal in transportation industries and becoming less expensive, opening up its use to businesses of all sizes.
May 2020: In a review of more than 100 million miles of driving data by commercial fleets using Teletrac Navman GPS fleet tracking solutions, the company found a significant change in driving behavior during the first 36 days of the federal declaration of emergency due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
These changes included a 20% decrease in the average distance driven. Additionally, there were signs that drivers were behaving more recklessly, including a 17% increase in speeding, a 10% increase in failures to stop at stop signs and a 15% increase in "harsh cornering" (turns taken at high speeds or sharp angles). The data covers the period of March 13 to April 17 and was first reported on May 19.