Twins develop vehicle tracking system

KATHMANDU: If you are far from your car and you want to know its whereabouts, simply type your username and password and a pop-up appears on the screen instantly telling you where your car is.

For this miracle to happen, one needs to install simply a devise - Global Positioning System (GPS) - on their car, say twins Ram and Laxman, who claims to have developed the first-ever Nepali-version of the vehicle tracking system.

After two years of hard work, the techno-savy twins came up with the new scheme in Nepal.

"Though this system is in use in foreign countries, in Nepal we have set up the system for the first time and a Nepali-version of the software has been developed for its operation," claimed Laxman.

He said that the GPS installed in the vehicle would be connected with the server in their office located in Lainchaur and any one worried about the whereabouts of their vehicles can get the information. "The installation charge for setting up the device comes to about Rs 30,000 after which the users have to spend about 500 bucks every month as operation cost," added Laxman.

To set up the system, the twins have invested an estimated Rs10 millions.

"Once you have successfully installed the system and registered, you can log on to the internet and instantly know the location where your vehicle is right now," he said.

"The customers will be provided with the username and password in our website. The password is changeable and the username not," Ram added.

Once logged on, the symbol of the car pops-up in the map showing the location of the car. Even if one is in the United States and his car is in Kathmandu, the car could be tracked down and the location readily available, reiterated Laxman.

The twins argue that the system could benefit individuals, hoteliers and transport companies who operate large number of vehicles by providing information on the whereabouts of their drivers.

"They could easily monitor their vehicles staying at home or in office room," the twins, who claim themselves as the developer of the nation's first innovative and indigenous technology, claimed.

The twins embarked upon their project two years ago. They relentlessly tried the experiment with eight vehicles for a year and declared that their hard work bore the fruit.

A free tiral version of the vehicle tracking will be made available next week. Users can simply log on to the portal: http//202.52.240.146 or gpsnepal.com.np, once it is available, the twins said.

The twins further claimed that the tracking system they developed, could help prevent possible theft of vehicles.

The twins had earlier devised an automatic motor operator, flood detector, corn-seeding machine, advance home security system, community security system, and motorbike guard, which have now gone commercial.