An traditional form of transportation in India is getting a very modern upgrade with GPS tracking devices soon to be installed on autorickshaws, commonly used by commuters in Indian cities.   According to Indian Express, a test group of 250 autorickshaws will be equipped with GPS tracking systems by the end of July.   The GPS trackers will be monitored via GPS tracking software by transport department officials.

The GPS trackers are intended to prevent drivers from overcharging passengers, and taking longer routes than necessary.  The GPS trackers also include a panic button intended for use by passengers in emergency situations so that authorities may reach them more quickly.



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