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Safe Fleet to Turn the Danger Zone into a Safety Zone, Exhibiting at NAPT Conference

BELTON, Mo. — Safe Fleet announced its participation in the upcoming 2018 NAPT Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Kansas City, Missouri. At this year’s event, attendees can expect to learn more about Safe Fleet’s intelligent perimeter safety solutions aimed at turning the Danger Zone into a Safety Zone, at its 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:

Predictive Stop-Arm

This solution monitors approaching traffic and makes use of 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, and 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 and predicts if the 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, making use of 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.

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 around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: 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.


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