The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a group of 27 Earth-orbiting satellites (24 in operation and three extras in case one fails). When people talk about a “GPS,” they usually mean a “GPS receiver“. The U.S. military developed and implemented this satellite network as a military navigation system but now lets everyone use the signals. These projects can be implemented with software programmed in Matlab code, and hardware designed in VLSI FPGA system using Verilog/VHDL.

Here is the list of GPS based projects ideas for design and implementation of GPS tracking systems for engineering students project selection. The list has GPS projects in real-time tracking and location/map monitoring of vehicles, moving assets, logistics, etc.

  • GPS Based Care for Elderly and Disabled people
  • GPS based office cab monitoring system for the safety of female employees. This system records the travel path and location with timings. Also records the destination of each employee home.
  • GPS based station name announcement and display system for Trains/buses
  • GSM+GPS based school kids tracking system
  • Intelligent TAXI metering using GPS based Navigation Technology
  • Offline Cargo Ship Monitoring System using GPS
  • Microcontroller and GPS based geographical map drawing instrument. Very useful for Civil engineers
  • GPS based 2-Way Satellite Communication System with Transmit & Reception of Data using RF
  • Integrated Vehicle Tracking and Communication System with Vehicle Command Unit for Tracking, Real Time Monitoring
  • Microcontroller driven GPS Clock (GPS+Microcontroller+LCD). This updates time (GMT) from satellites and displays on LCD.
  • GPS and GSM based Biomedical Wearable Device for Remote Monitoring of Physiological Signals
  • Anti Collision System in Railway & Location Monitoring using GSM and GPS – Intelligent Train System with GPS
  • Microcontroller and voice based alerting system for blind people with GPS enabled location identification
  • Microcontroller based GPS Navigator with Google Earth Interface and MMC/SD 1GB Card Data Logging
  • Passenger Information System using GPS
  • GPS based Smart Vehicle System – Track, GPS based Vehicle Tracking, Protection & Security System
  • Advanced GSM based Theft Vehicle Identifying System using Remote PC
  • GPS-GSM based Aircraft Collision Detection & Avoidance
  • GPS-GSM based Accident Alarm System
  • Real Time GPS based Vehicle Parameter Monitoring with Intelligent Data Analysis
  • Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) using Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • GPS based Highway Monitoring & Control
  • GPS enabled PC based Geographic Information System (GIS) & Routing Scheduling System
  • GSM and GPS based School Kids Tracking System.
  • Microcontroller based GPS Navigator with Google Earth interface
  • Real-time Monitoring and Pre-alarm System for Dangerous Mountains in the Railway Line
  • Monitoring and Transmission of Heavy Vehicles Parameters using Fixed Cellular Terminal
  • Pinpointing the place of origin of a cellular phone emergency call using gps
  • Interfacing GPS receiver with microcontroller
  • Dynamic route map identification using GPS and GSM
  • GPS based mobile telemonitoring and management system for inter cities public transportation
  • Development of pedestrian-to-vehicle communication system for pedestrian safety
  • Standalone GPS Coordinates (Latitude,Longitude) Locater using global position system (GPS)
  • Global Asset tracking system using GPS and GSM
  • GPS & GSM Based Real time Vehicle Tracking System.
  • GPS and Graphical display based tourist-guiding system with Touchscreen keyboard input for dynamic location recording.