This article will guide you through the simple steps to set up your own vehicle telemetry system with any computer (e.g. a PC) and some knowing of Arduino.
A vehicle tracking system allows one or more vehicles to be monitored in real-time from a user terminal (computer or mobile device).
Telemetry Data Server
Freematics Hub is a free light-weight telemetry data server which receives, caches, stores and illustrates data received from telemetry devices. Designed with efficiency and portability in priority, it runs on systems of any footprint, servers, desktops or a SBCs like Raspberry Pi. The computer running the software, however, must have inbound WAN access, in other word, an IP address accessible from Internet. This depends on broadband companies. If you deploy the server software on a virtual private server in the cloud, then this is not an issue. Two ports are used by Freematics Hub, 8080 for HTTP and 8081 for UDP. The ports must be unblocked for access.