Design and construction of a PC based microcontroller controlled Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) used GPS and GSM technology

Balcilar M., BURUNKAYA M., Ozkaraca O.

International Review on Computers and Software, vol.7, no.4, pp.1486-1492, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: International Review on Computers and Software
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1486-1492
  • Keywords: GPS, Positioning, Security, SMS, Vehicle tracking
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A low cost microcontroller based real time VTS, informing location and physical gravities of a vehicle, has been designed and its software was developed. Desktop mapping property was added to the software. In case of interruption of GPS signal, location can also be obtained approximately by using GSM. In case of any emergency situation, instant location data can be transmitted by using emergency button. Since we designed a new hardware, power efficiency of the system was improved. According to the performance tests, when the vehicle was in park state, horizontal accuracy of the VTS was increased and power consumption reduced while data transmission. © 2012 Praise Worthy Prize S.r.l. - All rights reserved.