Mobile County (Ala.) School District plans to deploy Samsara's vehicle telematics solution and...

Mobile County (Ala.) School District plans to deploy Samsara's vehicle telematics solution and AI dash cams.

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Samsara has been selected as the connected operations platform for Mobile County School District, the largest public school district in the state of Alabama.

The district expects to deploy Samsara’s vehicle telematics solution and AI dash cams across their fleet of 1,300 vehicles to improve efficiency and keep students safe.

Mobile County School District maintains a mixed fleet of school buses and light-duty vehicles, such as cars, vans, and trucks. The new Samsara technology is meant to give the district real-time visibility of safety data, vehicle location, and maintenance diagnostics.

“In the short amount of time since using Samsara, we’ve already seen a significant improvement in both operational efficiency and how we protect our drivers and students,” said Patrick Mitchell, director of transportation for Mobile County. “We’ve exonerated drivers who were accused of false claims, coached and trained drivers with in-cab alerts, and improved time management by automating the retrieval of camera footage. We’re confident that Samsara has the technology we need, and more, to innovate over time and we look forward to our continued work together.”

Mobile joins more than 20,000 other organizations that use Samsara to improve the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of their operations, according to a news release.

“We’re excited to innovate alongside Mobile County Public Schools, partnering for the long term to build tools and integrations purpose-built for their needs,” explained Jordan Gilbertson, product manager for public sector at Samsara. “Today’s school bus carriers operate the largest mass transportation fleet in the country. With this scale, the use of IoT (Internet of Things) technology and real-time data gives us the opportunity to transform the industry and keep students safe.”