The Election Commission of India seems an intelligent front-runner in utilizing the technology for fair elections. Not just limiting to fool proof EVM machines for fair voting, the election commission moved a step ahead and used the VTS (Vehicle Tracking System) to mutely track the movement of the flying squad.
In Chennai, during the election time, district election office used VTS devices to understand the ergonomics of flying squad on duty. The election office kept an eye on the movement of all flying squads using vehicle tracking software in the three constituencies of North Chennai, South Chennai and Central Chennai.
In fact, as per report in Hindu, ensuing the alleged deviation from the designated route, unnecessary stoppage and irregular activities, Chennai district election office has issued show cause to flying 17 of the flying squads. Since the vehicle tracking software have nifty features to optimize the route (best route for the destination) and establish geo fencing (designated area of movement), it helped the Returning officers of all the three constituencies monitor the movement of flying squads in Chennai in the run-up to the elections.
These days Vehicle telematics have presented several successful implementation that has helped the department keep a check on activity, thus enhanced the performance. For both commercial and private fleet owners, Vehicle telematics have been proven breakthrough technology to track vehicle on road for safety, productivity and efficiency. You can plan & coordinate better route for quick and safe passage to intended destination. With technological advancement in both software and hardware exact location of vehicle can be determined with meters accuracy, with lot more features like vehicle speed, fuel level, vehicle immobilization.
The way the Chennai district election office used the technology, it bestow patronage to other departments to install the same to keep a check on movement of vehicle and officers involved in outdoor visits. In fact, for safe transit of EVM machines, returning officers may use the Vehicle Tracking System to guide and navigate the pooling booth to reach to their destination, subsequently monitor remotely for any path deviation and breakdown of the vehicle.