Emergency Vehicle Location System

This equipment, originally built by NAVSYS of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the basis of a federal experimental emergency response system from 1995. Tested in Colorado, the system relied on GPS data, cellular telephone connections, and map databases. Commercial services—Ford’s Rescu and General Motors OnStar—superseded this test system.

Caption:
This equipment made up a prototype emergency location service based on GPS positioning.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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This equipment made up a prototype emergency location service based on GPS positioning.