Q. Can you discuss the pros and cons between passive and real-time GPS?

By Team Writer / April 17, 2017

There are two kinds of GPS and you might not know which to use. One is passive and one is in real time. The real time one shows where you are now and the other is more of a map. The one you use depends on what you want to do. Both have their pros and cons.

Key Takeaways:

  • How familiar are you with the pros and cons of passive GPS and active GPS?
  • Passive GPS doesn’t track a vehicle in real time – it stores information which is downloaded when the vehicle is returned to the office.
  • Active GPS transmits data instantly, allowing for real-time tracking.

“Passive GPS only allows for the identification of problems after the fact, and is of no help if the vehicle is lost or stolen.”


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