Solution : School Bus Monitoring
Oct 14, 2023
A leading education group faced several pain points and challenges that prompted them to seek a solution from Trinetra Wireless. They approached us for a solution to ensure safe transportation, school bus tracking for students, to enhance mobile surveillance, implement RFID reader technology and monitor fuel levels.
A discussion with the school management sorted out what they faced as challenges that urged them to find a solution:
- School Bus Tracking for Students: Real-time tracking for student safety.
- Mobile Surveillance and Management: Enhanced safety through road and driver monitoring.
- RFID Reader Integration: Streamlined attendance records and security.
- Fuel Level Monitoring: Real-time fuel level monitoring for cost savings.
Addressing these challenges was to ensure the safety of students during their daily commute and to enhance the overall efficiency and security of the school bus transportation system. A customized video telematics system was provided to address these pain points in a comprehensive solution. The school bus monitoring solution featured the following components:
- School Bus Tracking Application: A GPS-enabled mobile application allowed students to track their school buses in real-time on a digital map. It provided estimated time of arrival, offering peace of mind to parents and students.
- Mobile Surveillance and Management: Video telematics cameras, including dashcams, were installed in buses to monitor both the road and the driver. The software integrated with dashcams provided a live feed to school managers, ensuring vehicle and students’ safety during the journey.
- RFID Reader Integration: RFID readers were integrated into the fleet management system to read student identity cards and store students’ information on a server, facilitating accurate attendance records and enhancing security.
- Fuel Sensor: A fuel sensor was installed in the vehicle to monitor and report fuel levels in real-time, helping the school authorities to detect and prevent fuel theft and related concerns like travel distance or route optimization.
- Real-time Updates: The solution provided real-time updates on the shortest route and driver location, ensuring on-time arrivals and departures.
- Instant Alerts: Stakeholders received pop-up messages on alerts and trip updates, enhancing communication and emergency response.
- Fuel Theft Prevention: By monitoring fuel levels, instances of fuel theft were significantly reduced, saving the school management money besides cost management.
- Operational Excellence: The system ensured the efficient operation of the school bus fleet, reducing delays, enhancing service reliability, and cost efficiency.
- Efficient Vehicle Journey: Transport Managers could detect unwanted stoppages within the trip time and reduce it, ensuring a smooth and timely journey for students.
- Energy Management: The telematics solution helped the school management optimize energy management, reducing fuel consumption and running costs.
- Driver Behaviour Monitoring: The fleet management system allowed for real-time monitoring of driver behavior, ensuring that drivers followed safety protocols and behaved properly during the journey with recorded video footage available, thanks to dashcams.
- Insight into EV Fleet: For electric buses, the solution provided insights into driver behavior and energy consumption, optimizing the school’s electric fleet management.
By partnering with us, the software and the implementation of video telematics technology, including dashcams, helped the client enhance safety, efficiency and communication within its school bus transportation system.