How do my trips get tracked?

Cardata primarily uses GPS geolocation technology and motion sensors to track your trips.

All modern devices come with motion sensors, which are used to determine your current method of transportation, be it walking, running, driving, or chasing after a colony of ants who stole your pie.

When your device's motion sensors pick up that you're driving, they shoot a message over to the Cardata app, which then starts tracking your trip using GPS geolocation technology. (Note: Cardata will not track your trips if you drive outside your scheduled tracking period, or when the tracking toggle is set to 'Off'.)

This is when the GPS geolocation technology comes into play. This technology works by connecting three elements:

  1. GPS satellites 
  2. Ground radar stations
  3. Receivers (like the one on your phone!)

Once a GPS app knows your location, it reads your route and calculates your trip’s start and end point before storing that information for review. 

GPS technology is an essential part of how Cardata Mobile works. It gathers all the data required for reimbursements, eliminating the need for drivers to manually record their business trips. GPS technology doesn’t require data or wifi to record trips, so you won’t burn through data.

With GPS technology, you don’t have to worry about manually recording your trips. Cardata takes care of tracking data so you can focus on getting your job done.