Fleet Tracking API by PTV xServer

Why GPS fleet tracking?

  • Whether you operate a fleet of rental cars, manage field service staff, optimize routes or oversee high-security transports, GPS fleet tracking allows you to locate the position of every vehicle in your fleet, at all times. This way, you can always keep an eye on your vehicles and cargo.

  • Why you should use Fleet Tracking API by PTV xServer?

    The PTV Fleet Tracking API is a software developer component, available as a cloud-based web service or an on-premises solution. Due to its standardized interface, the component easily integrates into existing software architecture. Vehicle trackers transfer the GPS locations to a central system at regular intervals, which then displays them on a digital map. This means that dispatchers and fleet managers have the data they need, when they need it. This increased level of transparency facilitates more efficient fleet use.

    The Fleet Tracking API enables many additional applications besides monitoring, such as:

    • Monitoring driving behavior and performance
    • Receive notification about punctual arrivals at checkpoints and deviations from defined routes or areas (also see Geofencing)
    • Comparing planned and driven routes
    • Verify subcontractor and toll invoices
    • Search for clients, depots and fuel stations in surrounding areas
    • Emergency buttons (Emergency- and Breakdown-call) and event-driven actions such as notifications of unauthorized vehicles movements


    • Configure your tracking profiles based on your needs or use standard, pre-defined profiles

      The Fleet Tracking API enables you to configure tracking profiles based on your needs. However, you can also take advantage of several standard profiles, including adapted profiles for dense or sparse signals, that are carefully designed to fit most standard use cases as an out-of-the-box-feature.

    • Display only the current location or the whole track history of your vehicles

      The Fleet Tracking API offers a variety of tracking modes. You can choose to display single GPS points or the vehicles’ whole track history. When displaying full vehicle history, you have the option to also show driving direction and speed.

  • Fleet Tracking API Documentation

    API Version 1 is our established solution that is widely used in the market. Your company has been a customer for a while and hasn’t switched APIs recently? Then you’re most likely interested in the documentation on API Version 1

    If you want to see integration samples, you can check them out in the xServer API Version 1 Code Sample Browser.

    API Version 2 will follow soon!