Is Vehicle GPS Mandatory in India?

While GPS is not yet mandatory in India, it has proven itself to be valuable enough for law enforcement to consider making it so. Automobile theft is commonplace in India, both for bikes and cars. Tracking down thieves often proves to be something of an impossible task. With GPS tracking available in mobile devices, notepads and laptops, law enforcement officials have found it much easier to trace the stolen gadgets and hence catch the culprits. Seeing the usefulness of this technology, they are considering making GPS a compulsory requirement in all cars.Car Navigation System

With vehicle locators now being an option, police officers are suggesting that people use them in order to keep their cars safe. GPS systems enable your vehicle to be located remotely, thereby letting you find out where you car is no matter where you are. Also, now that thieves are becoming aware of the presence of such a device, it is serving as a strong deterrent.

As they become more technologically advanced, GPS devices too are becoming more affordable. Some companies have weekly discounts on state-of-the-art devices, making GPS accessible to people of all economic backgrounds. And while we know that GPS holds myriad advantages to everyone, law enforcement officials are finding them increasingly beneficial to help make their jobs a lot easier.

6 Comments to “Is Vehicle GPS Mandatory in India?”

  1. By Andy, March 26, 2012 @ 6:01 PM

    It would be a great advantage. There is a lot of auto theft in India and GPS makes it really easy to track down. If your car is stolen and sold to someone else or is being used by someone else, GPS will help you find it. But if it is being sold for parts, then it will at least help you locate the thieves if nothing else.

  2. By Online Payday Loans, March 26, 2012 @ 7:03 PM

    It only serves as a deterrent if the thief has some way to know about it in advance and if the thief is smart enough to know what it is in the first place. Some companies offer stickers with the vehicle locator which you can stick on your car. That is more likely to serve as a deterrent.

  3. By Meenal, March 27, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

    Having a GPS device installed in your vehicle is a definite plus. With the increasing number of vehicles being stolen today, from right under your nose, it seems like it is high time a mandate is put in place. It would be a great idea for car manufacturers to add that as an accessory while selling a car, although it is there in place in the high-end cars. GPS system certainly has my vote.

  4. By Arhaan, March 27, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    I read articles, news and stories about vehicles being stolen everyday. Auto theft is on a huge increase. Its gone up by 4% in 2012, that too in just these few months. GPS systems is a must in today’s time. It makes it easier for the law enforcement to help locate your vehicle faster. As mentioned, these devices are affordable and easy to setup. Its about time that GPS systems are made mandatory in India.

  5. By Facility management service, March 27, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

    Should one even ask? GPS systems is definitely a homerun. From navigation to locating your vehicle; the advantages can not be stressed upon. There are almost upto 1000 vehicles being stolen in a year in India. The installation of GPS systems in vehicles will reduce that number to a large extent.

  6. By Alex Horowitz, March 28, 2012 @ 12:21 PM

    With the advancement in technology, GPS has become the common need of every individual, whether for finding a location or helping the administration in combating theft cases.