First pan-European GPS stolen HGV tracking and location monitoring system launched
The Mercedes-Benz Tracking System uses GPS/GPRS/GSM technology to provide web-based on-demand pinpoint location and stolen vehicle tracking for Actros, Axor and Atego trucks. It is the only system tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz Trucks and backed-up by a one-year manufacturer warranty.
The system is able to accurately track a vehicle to within 10 metres of its location and offers a round-the-clock service that is fully approved by European insurance accreditation bodies, including Thatcham in the UK, SCM in the Netherlands, INCERT in Belgium, Pimot in Poland, and SSF/TFFN in Sweden.
Once an alert is received, or if the owner reports the vehicle stolen, the stolen vehicle tracking is automatically activated and a network of Secure Operating Centres (SOCs) across 36 European countries will monitor the vehicle’s movements and liaise with police authorities across all borders to recover the vehicle in the event that it is stolen. The service will also establish constant contact with the local police and alerting vehicle owners by SMS, email and/or telephone if the vehicle is tampered with.
The device also features a Tow-away Alert if motion is detected with the ignition switched off, while a Tamper Alert notifies the owner when the battery system is disconnected or the wiring is cut. Attempts to jam the GSM signal will also generate an alert to Cobra.
It also offers location monitoring to ensure that owners can see exactly where the vehicle is located at any time and a Geofence feature that enables operators to set a "zone" for the vehicle, automatically triggering an alert if the vehicle is moved in or out of the specified area.