An Innovative Approach to Smarter Mowing, Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location to Enhance Mowing Operations

  • AVL mower
  • AVL mower

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  05/16/2017


MnDOT implemented a pilot project to study the use of automated vehicle location (AVL) technology in 30 of its mowers. Key benefits provided by this technology would include the ability to avoid mowing noxious weeds (with a resulting reduction in herbicide use), automated reporting, reduced paperwork and more efficient allocation of operator time.

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