BELTON, Mo.— Safe Fleet announced today its participation in the upcoming 2018 NAPT Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Kansas City, Missouri. At this year’s event, attendees can learn more about Safe Fleet’s intelligent perimeter safety solutions that are aimed at turning the Danger Zone into a Safety Zone, at booth #629.
In addition, Safe Fleet will exhibit its core school bus safety solutions, such as video surveillance, including the TH8, Seon’s new 8 channel Hybrid HD DVR, routing software, including the new Seon Path Route Operations Software, stop arms, crossing gates, roof hatches and more.
“We’ve been trying to tackle the critical issue of school bus perimeter safety as an industry for years.” said Chris Akiyama, VP of the School Bus Division at Safe Fleet. “Stop-arms, crossing gates, and cameras have each helped to reduce the number of fatal injuries and improve safety. But to get the number of children killed in school transportation-related crashes over the next decade moving towards zero, we need to do more.”
“Safe Fleet is working on several solutions that take a very different approach to solving these problems,” Akiyama continued. “We’re adding intelligence to existing traditional safety products, as well as video, sensors, and means of notification, to actively engage with the driver, students and pedestrians when a potential hazard is identified.”
The first of Safe Fleet’s intelligent perimeter safety solutions will be available to the school bus market in early 2019:
This solution monitors approaching traffic, and uses radar technology and artificial intelligence to analyze when a stop-arm violation is likely to happen. The school bus driver is notified with a visual and audible alarm. Affected students are warned it might not be safe to cross with a spoken word alert projected from external speakers.
Advanced Danger Zone Protection
This solution focuses on the areas that present the most risk to students—the front, right-hand side and rear of the bus. Making use of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, the solution detects people and their movement, including speed, direction and trajectory, then predicts if risk is probable as it relates to the bus. The system then provides an audible alert to the bus driver.
Around Vehicle Monitoring with Active Alerts
This solution monitors the entire perimeter of a school bus, using motion detection to actively alert the driver of the possible hazard. The affected zone is displayed in an on-board monitor and is accompanied with an audible alert to spur action.
These solutions will be on display at the upcoming NAPT Tradeshow on October 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Mo. For more information about these solutions, please visit our web site at: try.safefleet.net/safety-zone.
About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, Missouri, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators worldwide. These brands serve major markets that include: bus, rail, RV, truck & trailer, work truck, law enforcement, emergency, waste, industrial and military. With over 1,400 employees and 11 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit: www.safefleet.net