YEAR IN REVIEW: OBSERVATIONS FROM THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
These are the four key technology and educational trends our team noticed during the 2017-2018 school year.
ASSISTED AUTONOMOUS DRIVING AND THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL BUS
Although the reality of autonomous school buses remains in the future, school bus contractors and school districts are already beginning to promote several of the benefits.
OPT-IN TRANSPORTATION PARTICIPATION
A new option — called opt-in transportation participation — could be the solution to make routes more flexible but also provide a reliable system for passengers.
Q&A: MIKE ROSS, PRODUCT MANAGER AT SAMSARA
Samsara is a sensor and software company that transforms data from the physical world into actionable insights for a number of different industries. For K–12 fleets specifically, we’re able to help districts in several key ways.
HOW IT WORKS [INFOGRAPHIC]
SafeStop produced an easy-to-read infographic that gives a snapshot of how routing and GPS data from local transportation departments create a reliable vehicle tracking system for everyone involved.
HOW DYNAMIC ROUTING IS IMPACTING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
Thanks to advancements in technology, such as GPS devices on each bus, traffic sensors, routing software, and vehicle tracking apps such as SafeStop, school districts are realizing the possibilities of making their bus routes more efficient on a regular basis.