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Position determination that relies on craft or vehicle cooperation but is not subject to craft or vehicle navigational errors (e.g., secondary radar).

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PERMANENT STOP

In a flexible manufacturing system a type of controlled stop where an automated guided vehicle will always halt, regardless of programming.

OVERSTEER

The tendency of an automotive vehicle to steer into a turn to a sharper degree than was intended by the driver; sometimes causes the vehicle's rear end to swing out.

MINIMUM TURNING CIRCLE

The diameter of the circle described by the outermost projection of a vehicle when the vehicle is making its shortest possible turn.

MICRO AIR VEHICLE

A very small airborne autonomous vehicle that can operate inside a building using primarily visual and other sensory information to navigate.

MAXIMUM GRADABILITY

Steepest slope a vehicle can negotiate in low gear; usually expressed in precentage of slope, namely, the ratio between the vertical rise and the horizontal distance traveled; sometimes expressed by the angle between the slope and the horizontal.

MASS-DISTANCE

The mass carried by a vehicle multiplied by the distance it travels.

MAINTENANCE VEHICLE

Vehicle used for carrying parts, equipment, and personnel for maintenance or evacuation of vehicles.

LOAD LIMIT

1. The maximum weight that can be supported by a structure. 2. The maximum recommended or permitted overall weight of a container or a cargo-carrying vehicle that is determined by combining the weight of the empty container or vehicle with the weight of the load.

LEVITATED VEHICLE

A train or other vehicle which travels at high speed at some distance above an electrically conducting track by means of levitation.

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The application of advanced technologies to surface transportation problems, including traffic and transportation management, travel demand management, advanced public transportation management, electronic payment, commercial vehicle operations, emergency services management, and advanced vehicle control and safety systems. Previously known as intelligent vehicle highway systems.

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