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An automated vehicle location (AVL) system is

a computer-based vehicle tracking systems that function by measuring the real-time position of each vehicle and relaying the information back to a central location. They are used most frequently to identify the location coordinates of vehicles in order to better satisfy demand. They also serve to provide location coordinates to respond to emergency situations.[1]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Advanced Public Transportation Systems: The State of the Art Update 2000, at 2-22 to 2-23 (2000) (full-text).

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