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Arduino-Based Vehicle Tracker With GPS+GPRS
Tracking a vehicle has never been easier with just a few components and a little knowhow
Tracking a vehicle has never been easier with just a few components and a little knowhow

Back in 2010 business marketing student Yasir Afifi found a tracking device (an Orion Guardian ST820) hidden underneath his car when he went to get his oil changed. 48-hours later the FBI came to his apartment to retrieve the device, which is understandable considering how expensive they are (around $6,000). With all the domestic spying going on by government agencies, why can’t the common citizens get in on the action as well?

Keeping in mind that you’ll probably be in a heap of legal trouble if you build one, Cooking Hacks has designed their own tracking device using an Arduino Uno as its foundation. The popular development board is paired with a GPRS+GPS SIM908 Quadband Module, one GPRS-GSM antenna and one GPS antenna to transmit the location of a vehicle in real-time. The device is powered by a 9-volt alkaline battery, making it quite small compared to the Orion but not small enough to plant on someone’s body undetected. But, perhaps you are aware – keeping track of the kids for example. No word on the longevity of a single 9V though. The device is great for those living in high-crime areas where vehicle theft is rampant as well as keeping tabs on your significant other. Jealous boyfriends are already placing orders… at Cooking Hacks

Cooking Hacks device assembles into a small package, easily hidden inside a vehicle
Cooking Hacks device assembles into a small package, easily hidden inside a vehicle
SMS messages alert the user to where the target vehicle is located
SMS messages alert the user to where the target vehicle is located

4 thoughts on “Arduino-Based Vehicle Tracker With GPS+GPRS

  1. Amateur radio enthusiasts have been using this on vehicles for quite some time. It is called APRS and it will beacon out every so often or when there is a change of direction or speed. You can check out aprs.fi to see a map of people in your area.

  2. Nowadays gps tracking system become very important: public transport has gps trackers. You can track online our bus, trolly bus and etc. You will know exact place, where your transport is.

    Best Regards

    Fleet Tracking

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