School Transport Management Automation
In a shocking revelation from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2007-2016 out of the 1282 fatalities recorded in the US, 281 school-age children killed in school-transportation-related crashes. In which 58 were occupants of school transportation vehicles.
To begin with, parents are in serious concern about the safety of their wards till they return home. Roads across the world are shedding blood, which is constantly worrying parents.
In fact, any delay in the transportation of their wards by evening increases the heartbeat of the parents in the present scenario.
How Can Technology be the Savior?
Combining the power of IOT & GPS with school buses can provide an effective solution for school transport management.
The technology is capable of providing real-time updates to the parents and school administrators about the student’s location. The technology is less complex to adapt, and can also reduces the pressure for school authorities from parents.
The system is capable of handling:
- Student’s attendance on the bus
- Pick and Drop times
- Location-based tracking
- Timely Alerts to both drivers and parents
- Optimizing bus routes
- Reducing running costs
- Complying to latest regulations
Benefits of Automating School Transport Management:
Automation can help in smarter management of the transport. It can reduce most of the tedious tasks like routing and scheduling.
Equally important, automation allows school admins to take complete control over the transport process, and rest assured. They only need to act in just a few rare/extraordinary scenarios.
Failure of Routing and Scheduling operations may sometimes invite hefty fines from the concerned regulatory authorities for schools. However such types of embarrassing scenarios can be avoided by the Automated System.
On the positive side, each and every mile of the school bus traveled can be tracked effectively. The system allows recording huge savings on fuel costs.
School authorities can also keep a track of how efficiently their school buses are running, optimal utilization of their buses without any idling. As an illustration, any complaints like speeding, or other traffic violation issues can be tracked closely by the school authorities.
The GPS tracker is capable of recording each and every activity on the school bus. In the case of missing children during the journey, RFID tags can track them effectively.
In case of any mishaps, the database (black box) is also capable of recording the scenarios that lead to an accident.
Live Attendance Tracking:
Manual attendance marking during the bus travel has got huge chances of errors, leading to unnecessary confusion.
However, the school bus equipped with an IoT device can record attendance with much less effort and almost zero errors. In that case, the attendance can be quickly pushed across the school attendance database.
Edecofy’s Smart School Transport management feature is specially designed to tackle all your transport-related issues without any hassles.
Edecofy is wisely designed to offer the strong school transportation management that ensures complete safety by keeping all the participants in the loop and enabling accurate, real-time tracking.