GPS vehicle tracking for the ‘orange Angel’ in the winter service Mr Johannes Windbichler, head of the motorway maintenance depot Alland, is convinced to get an instrument for daily use in winter road maintenance with the system to the GPS vehicle tracking. We asked him his opinion as an expert to the GPS vehicle tracking. What advantages do you have of the usage of the GPS positioning in the winter service? Mr. Windbichler: the current position of the vehicles in the Centre is represented with the GPS positioning. This is a big help to conduct vehicles in case of need, for example traffic jams to evade or to avoid unladen journeys.
Furthermore I can with this identify system irregularities in use and resolve this very quickly by targeted intervention in the emergency organisation or reduce to a minimum. The documentation of the driven missions facilitated data and transit times with exact GPS.” How do you see the development of GPS vehicle tracking in the winter? Mr. Windbichler: above all it is becoming increasingly important, the existing information optimally to use in your own organization. For the ongoing winter service usage, as well as for future improvements. The users in the motorway maintenance depot should use the improved overview for the benefit of motorists. With the experience gained together with the technicians of the system the data organizationally more involve in the headquarters.” Why have you chosen for the GPS tracking system software management company? Mr.
Windbichler: A very good price performance ratio of the provider and of course the essential for the user is first and foremost, that easily can be accessed from any workstation on the tracking software. Technologically, the data and the software safely on your own servers of ASFINAG are hosted and can be networked in the future. The installation of tracking devices in the vehicles, as well as the introduction of the system could be done professionally in a very short time. Another crucial point was that although currently an extension to other functions such as E.g. the documentation of data the Winter service attachment for my purpose is not necessary, it is it reassuring to know that the selected system for a variety of different extensions is prepared. So this system of development of our organization can adapt optimally and if necessary be extended. And there will always be new developments and is also a central task of our Organization. “Because: standstill is regression”. Klemens Hausler, Managing Director of software management GmbH: we are of course also proud, to supply an enormously important customers in the winter service with ASFINAG. For us the customer service and the development of the solution in terms of the user in the foreground is available.” The company software-management GmbH offers software for GPS vehicle tracking and telematics and telecommunications solutions. Customers include companies from trade and construction industry but well known national companies such as the network operator ORANGE, the Oberosterreichische Nachrichten, or Herald. For a good 1.5 years is it active with a sister company in Dubai, where the GPS fleet software is used for vehicle locating customers in Dubai, Qatar and the Oman. Visit for more information on solutions, products, and references. The interview was conducted by Klemens Hausler, Managing Director software management GmbH software management GmbH contact: Klemens Hausler Raiffeisen square 1 / 3 c-A-4863 Seewalchen Tel.