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With MIRAS Lite, Vehicle Tracking Is Available To All

SPS Technologies Corp. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL introduced MIRAS Lite, a tracking system that allows anyone with a PC and an Internet connection to track commercial vehicles or even family members - and identify their precise GPS location on a detailed street map.

To track vechicles, MIRAS needs to be installed in the car, and using an Internet connection, the user can then easily follow selected vehicles. Consumers can zoom in or out of the maps that display street names. It is also possible to calculate the exact speed at which the vehicle is traveling.

The MIRAS service is already available for commercial customers, while the web browser version of MIRAS Lite is expected later in the summer. The vendor says the service will be offered in most major metropolitan areas in the United States.

It is expected that the product will retail for about $1,195 for the MIRAS vehicle tracking unit, $195 for the MIRAS Lite Software, and $25 for each county map. In addition, monthly fees will start at around $7.95 per month, enabling vehicle positional updates every 30 seconds, for up to 4 hours per month per vehicle.