As students prepare to head back to class this fall, 13 school districts across North Carolina – from Asheville to the coast – are using new wireless technology to provide information about their school buses—improving student safety and creating real time information for parents and administrators. Synovia Solutions developed the technology so school district officials can see detailed information for each bus in their fleet and receive alerts to ensure drivers travel at safe speeds and stop at railroad crossings. Every time the bus stops and opens its doors, information is sent to school officials about the location, time and duration of the stop.
The bus tracker solution also keeps kids safe and on time for the morning bell by reporting engine updates before the problem worsens and leaves students stranded. School officials are alerted automatically if a bus is running behind schedule.
“For a parent of children riding the school bus daily, this solution provides ultimate peace of mind. Since the year 2000, Verizon has invested $1.7 billion in our North Carolina network, which makes it possible for us to partner with Synovia and utilize our network to deliver advanced tracking and monitoring solutions that reimagine the way we’ve always done things,” said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee region president.