The supplier’s Routefinder PLUS will provide access to advanced geospatial and routing engines and a catalog of detailed maps.
Wayfinder helps school transportation providers quickly build and adjust routes, track vehicles, and provide turn-by-turn directions.
Fleetio Drive uses the built-in sensors in drivers’ smartphones to track trip distance, location, and the duration of driving events such as phone usage, speeding, aggressive acceleration, and hard braking.
Transfinder expects the agreement, the first in its 28-year history, to increase its exposure in both the K-12 and non-K-12 markets and strengthen Synovia’s product offerings in both sectors as well.
The mobile security equipment and data management supplier’s products are integrated with Transfinder’s as part of the Marketplace, which is designed to help districts boost efficiency.
At Huntsville Independent School District, students can use their Chromebooks to access their textbooks and homework on the bus.
Patrick Gallagher, SafeStop’s director of sales, shares how the company’s app has increased communication between school districts and parents. Gallagher also foresees more data access as a potential solution to bus driver shortage.
Edulog’s GPS system will be on board all Rutherford County Schools buses in time for the start of school. The district expects to save about $104,000 per year with the system.
The Tippecanoe School Corp. is offering Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus website and app to parents of students at three of its schools and will soon offer it to the remaining schools.
The app will connect the district's approximately 25,000 parents and its school officials to the vehicles transporting their students.
Sunray users can now create unlimited work areas for data in various areas in their own unique locations in the database. Followmee’s GPS tracking application is also integrated into the app for fleet management.
Suppliers are providing more immediate and detailed information for parents and transportation managers through apps and video; customizable alerts andvehicle parameters; planning versus actual views; and tablets on board buses.
North Ridgeville City Schools is testing GPS units on two of its buses for a proposed app that would show school bus locations and real-time arrival information. The district aims to improve communication with parents, help drivers stay on schedule and save on fuel costs.