Requesting a location from a vehicle, person or object is not new. However, due to smart combinations of hardware and software extra value is added to tracking objects. By, for example, reading out the temperature, running hours and the current fuel level of a machine, in addition to the current position, it is possible to predict when the vehicle needs to be fueled again and where exactly.
By linking additional sensors (movement, open / close switch, RFID tag, etc.) to an object, it can be monitored remotely whether an object is legally or illegally used. By fixing the position of an object (geo-fencing) an alarm can be obtained when leaving or entering the area(zone).