Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) systems, which provide the location of fleet vehicles automatically determined and made available at a central office, have been the subject of study for many years. This report examines a variety of techniques proposed for AVM applications, as well as, the efforts made in the related field of Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI). Technologies for locating urban fleet vehicles are discussed and classified under four broad categories: Dead-reckoning, Radio Time-of-Arrival, Proximity, and Triangulation techniques. AVM offers the potential of increasing the efficiency of several types of fleet operation, including mass transit, police, taxi, and other fleet systems, while simultaneously improving the security on board these vehicles. AVM also offers a high potential for commercial users in urban areas, namely, package delivery services, private maintenance services, and truck delivery systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    P.O. Box 208
    Bedford, MA  United States  01730

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Scales, W C
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M75-9, UMTA-VA-06-0027-74-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1981 12:00AM