What is AVL (Automatic vehicle location)?

It is a means for automatically determining and transmitting the geographic location of a vehicle. These locations are collected by vehicle tracking systems to manage an overview of vehicle travel. Automatic vehicle locating is a powerful tool for managing a fleet of vehicles such as service vehicles, emergency vehicles, public transport vehicles such as buses and trains. Some of the special applications of automatic vehicle locating are Fleet management, passenger information, Asset tracking, field worker management, covert surveillance. This type of vehicle tracking is normally used in the fleet or driver management sector. It is configured to automatically transmit location at every set interval of time.