The Application of Computer Aided Despatch and Mobile Radio Data Transmission in the Control of Large Fleets of Vehicles 852281
Historically, the prime application of mobile radio has been to
provide a "stand-alone" two way voice communication link
between a base station operator and the vehicle.
More recently however, the application of modern computer
technology has made the integration of the mobile radio system in
the total fleet management system, a practical proposition
resulting in increased flexibility, improved operational
effectiveness and provision of features and facilities that were
not available before.
To illustrate these developments, this paper describes a large
transport control system, which is designed to manage a fleet of up
to 2,000 vehicles. This is achieved using a computer control
graphics display system in the fleet operations centre which is
linked to the vehicle by high speed digital radio data
In addition, a highly accurate automatic vehicle
location/monitoring facility which is an integral part of the
system, greatly enhances the operational capabilities.
Commercial Projects Group, Philips Communication Systems Ltd
3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering (1985)
Motor Vehicle Technology-Mobility for Prosperity-P-169