Device Simulator

The device simulator lets you easily test GpsGate without any hardware - no tracking device or smartphone is necessary. You can generate track and input data for testing, demos, and training.

Note: the simulator is only available for the pay-as-you-go model, and is not available if you're using legacy licenses.

  • You will see your vehicles (using the device simulator) moving towards the desired destination on the map
  • You can add multiple destinations for each unit to complete the trip
  • The movement will have realistic speed according to road speed limits
  • You can start/stop vehicle movement at any time
  • Set a new destination with a right-click
  • Change input values (e.g. speed, temperature)

How to use the GpsGate's Simulator:

1. Log into a new application or existing one.

2. Either use the Test now with GpsGate's simulator shortcut in the Guide and follow the instructions.

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By clicking on + Device in the Vehicles panel. Select 'Simulated Device'.

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3. The user will be automatically created. Click right on the user GpsGate Simulator in the Vehicles panel to set the first position.

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4. Press on the map location where the Simulator will have the first location

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5. The next click will create a route for the Simulator: 

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Once you set the initial and final destination, the device simulator will start. 

Have you reached your destination? Right-click, set a new destination, and the simulator starts driving again! Or click right and on the device and stop the trip.

Want to test your event rules or generate more complex data?

The simulator supports several variables automatically: speed, temperature, SOS, fuel level, and harsh braking/turning/acceleration. You can also add other inputs from the device mapper.

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Enabling the Simulated Device State panel

If you don't see the Simulated Device State panel, make sure it's enabled under the Window menu.

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For more details on user types and using other device types, read this