GPS tracking reaches new heights with the ability to track free-roaming land crabs on Christmas Island.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany are studying the long-term movements and migration habits of the coconut crab (Birgus latro).
The Coconut crab is a crustacean living on various tropical islands in the Indo-Pacific, prominently on Christmas Island. With help from scientists at the Zoological Institute at the University of Greifswald, researchers from the Max Planck Institute is incorporating advanced GPS tracking technology in hopes of monitoring the crab’s behavior.
The Burgus latro crab is the largest land-living arthropod in the world at approximately 4 kg. It is appropriate nicknamed the giant robber crab and can live up to 60 years. The robber crabs have a leg span of approximately 3.3 feet and belong to a group of exoskeleton animals, including arachnids, insects, and crustaceans.
Fleet management is a word that’s taken on new meaning over the past decade. Fleet management tools and technology that were once hopelessly out of reach for small business owners are now within reach and presenting quite a few potential benefits to the business. Here are just a few of the possibilities for using this fleet tracking and fleet management technology.
Lives are on the line when first responders are behind the wheel. No one wants to contemplate the possibility of delays for getting help when a loved one is in pain or your home is on fire.
Law enforcement officers, EMTs, and fire vehicles all need every edge they can get during emergencies. That’s when fleet tracking tools come in more than just extremely handy. A GPS tracking device offers the ability to quickly navigate the most efficient (not to mention quickest) route to reach emergencies, help drivers avoid traffic problems along the way, and help save fuel consumption by minimizing idling times for drivers.
GPS helps seniors get high-tech walking canes fit with wireless connection and Bluetooth technology. Clearly aimed at the elderly, this walking stick from Japan’s Fujitsu is a prototype equipped with GPS navigation features, health monitoring sensors, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Read the rest of this entry »