CINCINNATI — During the trade show at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees had an opportunity to view products from nearly 130 exhibitors.
Among the new offerings available from industry suppliers is American Cooling Technology's CR-4 roof-mounted condenser. The unit has a BTU rating of 165,000/hr. and it is available with 12- or 24-volt motors.
The condenser’s advanced features include a lightweight aluminum frame, an integral drier and receiver, o-ring connections for enhanced leak protection and high-capacity 12-inch fans. The condenser is 130 pounds with a height of 9.8 inches.
Moreover, Freedman Seating Co.'s Family 3PT School Bus Activity Seat is a quasi-static three-point seat that is FMVSS 222 and FMVSS 210 compliant, and comes in 32- or 35-inch widths. It features a molded polyurethane seat and back cushion that provides lumbar support, while a contoured headrest cradles the head. Flex-o-lator seat springs help to preserve the life of the seat.
At Tyler Technologies’ booth, company officials discussed My Stop, a new solution that enables parents and students to see from a Smartphone or a similar mobile device what time their bus will arrive at their stop and where it is. My Stop graphically displays the vehicle’s location on a map, as well as the estimated time of arrival. The vehicle’s location is updated every five seconds and the arrival time is recalculated to accommodate delays.
The system will show users a detailed video of the stop-arm activation and an identifiable image of the motorist passing the bus, it will capture the license plate of the vehicle, distinguish the make, model and color of the vehicle, and it will provide the time and date for watermarked footage.
Also on display were Thomas Built Buses’ redesigned Type D bus, the Saf-T-Liner EFX, and Blue Bird Corp.’s Next Generation Propane-Powered Vision unit. Attendees could board Lion Bus’ Type C school bus as well.