San Antonio Independent School District equips its buses with stop-arm cameras, and is also outfitting them with other exterior and interior cameras and Wi-Fi.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
School bus drivers like the “Rolling Study Halls” program because, with students occupied doing class assignments, there is less need for driver attention to maintaining order and discipline on the bus.
The tech company, with partners CoSN and Kajeet, is expanding its “Rolling Study Halls” initiative to 16 additional school districts.
The event, held every two years, will take place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Sessions will cover such topics as school bus technology, emissions standards, and the changing labor market.
Kajeet teams up with Cradlepoint to enhance SmartBus, its school bus Wi-Fi solution, with higher speeds, more bandwidth, and the ability to choose two wireless carriers.
Seven San Antonio ISD buses are equipped with Wi-Fi routers and other equipment, enabling students to download books from an all-digital library.
Students in Greenville County (S.C.) Schools can now connect to the internet while they ride the school bus, thanks in part to the efforts of Henry Lear.
The onboard technology not only enables students to complete their homework during the ride, but can reportedly be considered an instructional expense. Additionally, the router can accommodate other technologies such as GPS and connectivity for the driver’s tablet.
Thought leaders and industry experts discuss the impacts of connected and automated vehicles, ridesharing, onboard Wi-Fi, and big data at the bus manufacturer’s first-ever event of its kind.
Mobile Wi-Fi provider SinglePoint Communications partners with Passengera, a Prague-based technology provider that delivers an onboard infotainment platform for transportation operators.
In an effort to reduce emissions, cut costs, and improve its fleet, Blue Springs School District has implemented a variety of changes, including a new CNG station, Wi-Fi on activity buses, and a stop-arm camera system.
Wi-Fi for students and live on-vehicle video streaming are among the topics to be discussed in a free web seminar on Cisco’s Connected Transportation for Education.