AutoPatrol is a mobile License Plate Recognition (LPR) system that has been designed to automatically and accurately read the license plates of both parked and moving vehicles - either while driving, or when parked at the side of a roadway. AutoPatrol, from AutoVu Technologies, provides an efficient means to automate the detection of wanted vehicles and to gather intelligence data. The system enables law enforcement officers to automatically read license plates and match each plate to an on-board database of wanted vehicles. AutoPatrol is configured with real time positioning technology that provides accurate location information in cases where traditional GPS will fail - such as dense urban settings. Combining LPR with accurate positioning is critical for effective data-mining applications.