It is one of the most surprising and disturbing moments. Many times we find ourselves with a small handicap that is not knowing where we leave things or if we have what we need at all times. Therefore, firms such as Ford have designed a sophisticated system and software that allows you to know in what situation each element is thanks to Ford Pro tracking technology.
Engineers in Aachen (Germany) have completed a pilot project for Ford Pro. Could this revolutionary system allow companies to control the location of their tools and machinery at all times, using Bluetooth connectivity? and GPS tracking2. This system uses special devices placed inside toolboxes and on computers to connect to company vehicles and a central server.
In each of the devices thanks to its chips they send a signal to the vehicle and so the drivers know that they are missing something. This type of tracking does not remain a simple notification and is that they inform exactly where the forgotten tool is and thus know where it is to go to pick it up.
Companies also benefit from employees not wasting time by having to check or search for tools manually or pick up forgotten tools. Administrators save time by not having to check the necessary inventory, while the system allows for more efficient advance planning, having the right tools loaded into the vans for the next few days of work.
Tools can be searched and located based on “vehicle”, “warehouse”, “tool type” and “tool name”. A live map also shows the location of the entire company teama, while tools may appear as “running”, “broken” or in “maintenance”.
An iron control
All this is complemented by an update at the moment that indicates which models are in the vehicle and which are not, so can follow an inventory control from the first moment and thus avoid unnecessary waste of time. If a tool is left in a vehicle overnight, the driver receives a theft alert when a tool is removed from the vehicle.