Zonar Count is designed for Zonar tablets to accurately count passengers who get on and off a vehicle while tracking average travel time, average passenger trip length, and operating costs per passenger trip. According to Zonar, these data enable fleet managers to ensure safer vehicle operations, balance ridership, and streamline federal reporting — including Medicaid reimbursement.

To prevent distracted driving, Zonar Count can only be used when the vehicle is not in motion and the driver “wakes up” the tablet. With a touch of the screen, drivers can conduct a rider count and transmit the data to a secure database for immediate access through Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control. When combined with Zonar’s Z Pass, students carry a passive RFID card to scan with the Z Pass RFID reader, which logs entry and exit from the bus.