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If it drives, floats, flys, or swims, we can help you find a tracker for it. Asset tracking devices can be used for any application, be it boat trailer, ATV or vehicle. The Vehicle tracking devices are specifically designed for cars or trucks in need of detailed, 30 second live-streamed GPS information including Driver Score Cards.
Relevant GPS tracking case law and articles: Is your privacy being violated if someone puts a GPS tracker on your car? It’s complicated.
- Elgin v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (2005): This case revolves around an employee’s vehicle issued by the company. The car was tracked outside of office hours, leading the employee to file this case. This case encourages the car owner to follow the vehicle without a prior explanation.
- Tubbs v. Wynn Transport (2007): The case is similar to Elgin v Coca-Cola Bottling. The employee’s vehicle was owned by the company and was tracked without the employee’s knowledge. The court ruled in favor of the company since the company owned the car.
- United States v. Jones (2011): The case was filed after the police had used a GPS tracker on the vehicle of Jones, who was the suspected drug trafficker. Although the police were successful in gathering evidence to convict the drug trafficker, the court ruled in favor of Jones. According to the court, the actions of the police were against Jones’s Fourth Amendment rights. Although it might look like a success story for the police, in reality, this case highlights it is not permissible for the law enforcement agencies to use GPS trackers only based on suspicion.
- Cunningham v. New York Department of Labor (2013): This case revolves around an employee whose vehicle was being tracked for misleading the work time. In this instance, the court ruled in favor of the employer. The court stated that evidence obtained from the GPS distinctly showed that the employee was misleading his work time.
- United States v. Katzin (2013): The case in 2013 concerned the police department placing a GPS tracker on individuals suspected of different robberies. The court ruled against the police, as according to the court, the police were violating the individual’s fourth amendment rights. This case again shows that the police can not place a GPS tracker only based on suspicion and without a proper search warrant.