An emerging technology in the paving and pavement maintenance industries is global positioning systems (GPS). The Kuva from Intergis is a wireless asset tracking device the enables companies to track and protect assets including heavy equipment, vehicles, loads, and cargo shipments using GPS/GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) system technology.
Kuva attaches to equipment and provides location, time/date, and motion information which is then transmitted to a remote server. Kuva also features proprietary software to allow users to select reporting frequency for each device. The units can be easily hidden on equipment to limit detection and feature a self-contained, battery powered unit that can last up to 2.5 years before needing recharging.