SMS Enabled Smart Vehicle Tracking Using GPS and GSM Technologies: A Cost-Effective Approach

  • Pankaj Kumar SandaEmail author
  • Sidhartha Barui
  • Deepanwita Das
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 141)


The joy of procuring anything new always comes with an added tension of accidental damage or losing it. Although it is as small as gold ring, a mobile or as big as any car, home etc., our primary concern is to ensure the security of that item. A smart system is proposed here for vehicle tracking which ensures to track a car automatically if it is lost/stolen or in danger. This system is developed by using two units, namely, controlling unit and monitoring unit installed in the vehicle and at the users’ end respectively. These units are configured using simple modules like GPS, GSM and Arduino board. During tracking the user/monitoring unit sends a RqstSMS for tracking the vehicle, and immediately gets back another RplySMS that contain the coordinates of that vehicle’s location. The delay between RqstSMS and RplySMS is negligible. In comparison to the existing high-end tracking system, the proposed system provides automated tracking/security while ensuring low cost of production.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pankaj Kumar Sanda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sidhartha Barui
    • 1
  • Deepanwita Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Brainware Group of Institutions - Savita Devi Education TrustBarasat, KolkataIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Technology, DurgapurDurgapurIndia

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