As a parent, you put a great amount of trust in the school you send your children to. You trust they will arrive safely, stay safely at school for the duration of the day and arrive home safely. With more parents both working full-time, along with the increase in school-related violence, school safety issues have been a top concern and priority for all parties involved.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that from 2003 to 2012, 174 school-age children died in school-transportation-related crashes, 55 were occupants of school transportation vehicles and 119 were pedestrians.
School transportation departments and school bus fleet management companies are both under constant pressure to provide a safe, reliable service to students and their parents while keeping costs down.
Imagine parents being able to view their child’s bus route, the driver’s behaviors and receive notification via SMS that their child has arrived at school. The school can view the bus route in real time and notify staff of arrival delays. The bus company can better manage their drivers and prevent accidents or lawsuits.
This is only a small fraction of what is possible with an Internet of Things (IoT) solution.
WhiteLight Group has the capabilities to bridge the gap between education and technology with our custom school bus safety solution to achieve optimum safety, peace of mind and a significant return-on-investment.
The internet of things is an interconnected platform where machines and software interact to analyze data that allows us to make better decisions in virtually all aspects of life. Comprised of sensors, network, gateway devices, device identity management, event processing and a new class of smart applications, the internet of things platform revolutionizes life as we know it.
How an Internet of Things solution works:
Bus Attendance: Each student’s attendance is updated on a custom cloud application using data gathered from the RFID reader or iris scanner.
SMS Alerts: Automated pick up and arrival alerts are sent to parents via mobile.
Route Adherence: Get alerts when the bus driver goes off route to save fuel, time and ensure safety.
Live Tracking: View the bus travel live on the map, giving more insight to safety.
Emergency Management: In case of emergency, select the bus route and the details of students such as blood group and contacts mailed to the hospital immediately.
Voice Call: The driver can make emergency voice calls to receive information from the school through hands free communication.
Driver Analysis: Get automated reports about the driver’s behavior and he/she will be rated accordingly based on timeliness, speed violation and driving habits.
Preventative Maintenance: Sensors and applications prevent mechanical failures by sending alerts when an inspection is due or if a problem arises.
Downloadable Reports & Dashboards: All reports including attendance, bus location, speed, history and other trends can be accessed any time.
WhiteLight Group is in a great position to help our customers achieve their Internet of Things vision. IoT solutions are a combination of sensors / communication devices (Data Collection), cloud storage (Cloud Applications), ERP integration (JD Edwards) and business intelligence technology (Oracle and SAP). WhiteLight has been active in all of these technologies for many years. One of our great strengths is our ability to improve processes and this combination of ideas and technology allows us the ability to help customers identify, visualize, and execute on IoT projects.
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