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Geotab Inc. is a world leading developer of GPS vehicle tracking technology.
The Geotab GPS tracking system has been measuring vehicle trips and activity with the highest quality precision for over 20 years. The state of the art Geotab GO tracker analyzes activity every second from ignition, reversing, turning, accelerating, cornering, braking, stopping and much more.
Drivers can be notified when safe driving thresholds are exceeded. An in-vehicle audible buzzer can alert drivers to manage their driving habits to reduce erratic driving, speeding and excessive idling, thereby saving on fuel costs. (The buzzer can be diabled).
As a leading technology engineering company solely focused on advanced GPS tracking, Geotab’s plug and play tracker can accurately differentiate between aggressive driving, aggressive braking, accident events and even potholes in the road.
Geotab Inc. has been developing end to end GPS telematics solutions since 1996. Geotab’s solutions are proven technology used by some of the largest fleets in North America as well as some of the smallest. Geotab is established in more than 70 countries, with 1,900,000 tracking units in operation and consequently is at the forefront of fleet and resource management technology. Geotab offers software that is easy to use and is scalable (from small to large fleets). State-of-the-art software and hardware has always been a Geotab trademark. All of Geotab’s products are manufactured in Ontario, Canada.
Tracking Device Installation:
Locating the Engine Diagnostics Port
Tracking device installation is a simple procedure. It is very easy and requires no tools. Every car and light duty vehicle made after 1996 has an engine diagnostics port, called the OBDII port, where the mechanic inserts his/her computer scanner to connect to the vehicle computer to diagnose the vehicle health. The port is typically a 1.5″ trapezoidal shape as shown in the video. Typically you will find the port to the left of the driver near the parking brake or hood release. The port might be behind a plastic panel. The port is required to be within two feet of the steering column.
When looking at a heavy duty vehicle, you might find a round shaped port about 1.5″ in diameter instead. If you find a round port, you will need a heavy duty truck adapter.
Please confirm that the port is located in a place where it is safe from being knocked. If you think driver interference due to the location of the port may be a problem, then we do have extension cables that you can order. You do not have to install the tracking unit connected to the engine diagnostics port. You can optionally connect the tracking unit with a 3-wire (power/ground/ignition) cable adapter. This type of installation must be performed by a professional installer.
To check the status of your installed Geotab GO Plug and Play Vehicle Tracking Device, visit: http://install.geotab.com
This video shows the installation process into a light duty vehicle.
If you have difficulty locating the OBDII port, click HERE for a reference for all vehicles.