Educate drivers to cut GPS jamming, says TomTom

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GPS system supplier TomTom has called for better education for drivers after research suggested that GPS jammers are responsible for anything up to 450 jamming incidents a day.

It is believed that the jammers are being used by drivers in vehicles fitted with tracking units attempting to hide their locations from their employers. However, says TomTom, jammers can cause disruption to telecommunications and power networks, as well as military systems.

“Advanced fleet management and tracking systems are designed to make drivers’ jobs easier, can reduce stress behind the wheel and can even increase job security,” said TomTom chief Giles Margerison.

“This needs to be fully explained to drivers and the right fleet management provider will offer businesses support and training to help them achieve this.”

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