Newer features include higher-resolution camera systems, cloud storage for real-time access to data, video integration with stop arms and pre- and post-trip inspection tools, and a 360-degree view.
HOPKINS, Minn. — A school district here is testing a new solution designed to analyze when a vehicle is likely to illegally pass a stopped school bus.
Hopkins Public Schools is conducting a pilot test with the Predictive Stop-Arm (PSA) system from Safe Fleet. Using radar technology and predictive analytics, the PSA aims to enhance student safety outside the bus, notify bus drivers and students directly when risk is detected, and mitigate driver distraction with reduced false alerts, according to a news release from Safe Fleet.
Tom Brodsky, vice president of the advanced technology group at Safe Fleet, said that the safety solution supplier’s approach to the longtime problem of vehicles passing stopped school buses uses active alerts to students as well as bus drivers, referring to the use of predictive analytics as “the essential ingredient to the safety solution mix.”
Safe Fleet will hold a live demonstration showcasing the Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions, including the Predictive Stop-Arm, on June 9 at the STN EXPO Indy. For more information, go here.
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The smart fleet technology supplier shares a list of practical safety tips and a resource page for bus and truck drivers.
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Heavy Duty Bus Parts has prototypes of surgical masks ready for production and N95 masks awaiting certification. The supplier may expand into surgical gowns and headwear if needed.
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