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Applications of GPS to Shortest Path Algorithms and Automatic Vehicle Location Systems A Project for FRS 142 – Where’s Waldo? The Science and Application of GPS Wills Sweney 4.5.03
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Every wonder what the world would be like with little to no congestion, improved safety and efficiency on all roads? Automated Vehicle Location systems and shortest path algorithms are steps in this direction…
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Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Systems AVL is an automated vehicle tracking system made possible by navigational technologies such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS) GPS based systems enable remote tracking of a fleet or vehicle Modern AVL systems generally include a network of vehicles that are equipped with a mobile radio receiver, a GPS receiver, a GPS modem, and a GPS antenna.
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History and Development of AVL Systems Buried Magnetic Strips Multi-Lateration An Odometer-Only system can be used as a stand alone system, which counts wheel revolutions by monitoring flying magnets attached to the front wheels of the vehicle Signpost-Only Systems: use wayside beacons (signposts) to transmit a unique ID within a given area of effect The Global Positioning System (GPS): relies on a worldwide network of satellites, but as we know, has problems
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Potential Applications of AVL Systems Public Transit Systems Disaster Recovery Law Enforcement Emergency Management Systems Traffic Management Systems Fleet Management Systems
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Public Transit Systems Improve service efficiency Providing real time information to the travelers regarding the current position of the bus or the transit vehicle at a particular time and the expected arrival
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2011 for the course COMPUTER 101 taught by Professor Dr.kahan during the Spring '11 term at Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie.

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