Fleet Tracking API by PTV xServer
What are the benefits of using GPS tracking?
Whether you operate a fleet of rental cars, manage field service staff, optimise routes or oversee high-security transports: GPS tracking enables you to always locate the position of every vehicle in your fleet. This way, you can always keep an eye on your vehicles and cargo.
Why should you employ the Fleet Tracking API by PTV xServer?
The PTV xServer Fleet Tracking API is a software developer component, available as a cloud-based web service or an on-premise solution. Due to its standardised interface, the component can be easily integrated into an existing software architecture. Vehicle trackers transfer the GPS locations to a central system at regular intervals, which then displays them on a digital map. In effect, this means that dispatchers and fleet managers have the data they need, when they need it. This increased level of transparency facilitates the identification of inefficiencies and a more efficient fleet use.
The Fleet Tracking API enables many additional applications, such as:
- Monitoring driving behaviour and performance
- Receiving notifications about punctual arrivals at checkpoints as well as deviations from defined routes or areas (also see Geofencing)
- Comparing planned and driven routes
- Verify bills from subcontractors and toll invoices
- Search for clients, depots and fuel stations in the nearby area
- Emergency buttons (Emergency- and Breakdown-call) and event-driven actions like notifications when vehicles are moved at unauthorised times
Configure your tracking profiles based on your needs or use pre-defined standard profiles
The Fleet Tracking API enables you to configure tracking profiles based on your needs. You would like to start working with the API immediately without making any modifications? No problem. We offer several pre-defined 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 different tracking modes: You can choose to display single GPS points or the vehicles’ whole track history. When displaying full vehicle tracks, 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!