Technology

Allison Transmission Adds Connected Capabilities with Saucon Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS — Allison Transmission has collaborated with Saucon Technologies, a leading provider of technology solutions for the passenger transportation industry, to deliver transmission health information to motorcoach, public transit, and school bus fleets. Transmission health information can include prognostics to monitor various operating parameters, oil and filter life and diagnostic transmission information. This partnership is part of an ongoing journey to provide fleets with actionable information to support their fourth- and fifth-generation Allison transmissions that are already in service.

Turning the School Bus ‘Danger Zone’ into a Safety Zone

School buses are known to be the safest method of transporting kids to school—70 times safer than traveling by car. School bus design improvements and a variety of safety products and technologies all contribute to helping school buses maintain this distinction. Industry insight gathered on safety incidents involving school buses, however, shows that being outside of the bus, in the “Danger Zone,” poses the highest risk to children.

A Successful Start with Traversa’s Run Collector

Independent School District 2142 (ISD 2142), known as St. Louis County Schools, is geographically the largest school district in the state of Minnesota. The district covers 4,200 square miles and its fleet drives over a million miles a year. As a rural district, located approximately 350 miles north of the capital and 50 miles from the Canadian border, staff struggled to find technology that met their needs.