Utah computer system racks its patrol cars on video display
By Michael N. Westley
At first glance, Sandy, Utah Police Department''s new Auto Vehicle Locator may look like a video game, with little cars zipping around a map of the city on a computer screen. But a closer look reveals that this new addition to the city''s technological arsenal is aimed at increased efficiency and safety for officers on the street.
The Auto Vehicle Locator (AVL) is a tracking system that shows the position of active duty cars on a mapped computer screen. Not only can an officer at the command post see this activity, but officers in their cars can see the same screen as well.
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