Technology

Georgia School District Wins Tyler Public Sector Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Newton County School System in Georgia was named winner of the 2017 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Tyler Technologies Connect user conference for the district’s success in using Versatrans Routing and Planning transportation management solution

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Tiny Smart Earbud Provides Life Saving Alerts

CINCINNATI – Maven Machines, creators of the first Smart wireless headset for driver safety announced today the release of a significantly smaller product at the NPTC Annual Conference. The new Maven Co-Pilot SE™ packs all Maven Machines' sophisticated driver safety features inside a slim Bluetooth® earbud. The small in-ear style headset will open new markets for Maven Machines' mobile driver safety system that includes real-time monitoring of driver fatigue & distraction.

Recorded: Does the Autonomous Future Include the School Bus?

School Transportation News presents a free webinar on May 25 to discuss the evolving topic of school bus safety technology amid new crash mitigation solutions and national conversation on autonomous vehicles. School buses will, or at least should, never be completely automous or driverless. Adult supervision will always be necessary. But how could school bus operations become automated to simplify the role of drivers and increase safety for the students on board and other motorists on the road?

Fred Andersky is director of customer solutions – Controls, and director of government & industry affairs, at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. He has been involved with safety technologies at Bendix for over 10 years and presents to government, industry, and media about current and future technologies. Fred holds a Class A CDL and often drives demonstrations of Bendix technologies. He is also a frequent contributor to podcasts, blogs, and videos at www.knowledge-dock.com.

Join Fred Andersky and see where automated technology is going! 

A Constant Eye on Events: Video Systems on School Buses

With budget and resource constraints, fleet operators may not have compelling reasons to invest in real-time, continuous loop video on school buses. As technology develops with speed and lower prices, opportunities are improving to install video systems for real-time intelligence on school buses. 

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