IRVINE, Calif. — Tens of thousands of families across North America will send their children back to school this fall with access to a powerful mobile app that makes catching the school bus a snap.
CalAmp, a technology solutions pioneer transforming the globally connected economy, is celebrating back to school season, by helping more children catch the bus safely and conveniently with CalAmp’s award-winning mobile app, Here Comes The Bus.
Hundreds of school districts from Southern California all the way to the Big Apple and hundreds in between have made the Here Comes The Bus app available to families—including these new school districts and school bus contractors poised to launch around the start of the coming school year:
- Douglas County, Georgia
- Elk Grove, California
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Here Comes the Bus Mobile App
- Here Comes the Bus Screenshot
- New York City
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Parent Using Here Comes the Bus
- Play Video: Get to School Safely
- Play Video: Three Cities One Solution
- Redmond, Oregon
- San Marcos, California
- Valdosta, Georgia
- Virginia Family Tracks Bus
The Here Comes The Bus app delivers real-time school bus tracking, email and push notification alerts when the school bus approaches a student’s home or bus stop. Launched in 2015 by CalAmp’s wholly-owned subsidiary Synovia Solutions, LLC., the app is approaching nearly 1.5 million downloads. It has also acquired 4.6 stars on the Apple App Store with more than 52,000 reviews.
“We’re excited to continue our growth to serve more school districts and families with our intuitive mobile app that has become the must-have tool for busy parents to help maintain their busy school and work schedules,” said Jon King, senior vice president, Synovia Solutions. “We know how hectic back to school season can be for families. We’re committed to delivering a mobile solution that will create a safer and more convenient school bus experience.”
The app captured an Innovation Award from IHS Markit at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. It has also garnered rave reviews from parents nationwide for its ability to solve a universal problem facing families everywhere: knowing exactly when the school bus will arrive.
“The school day starts for millions of American schoolchildren when they board the bus and we’re honored to make that journey as safe and seamless as possible,” King said.
“Linking parents, students, and educators is critical, especially at back to school season when parents’ anxiety runs high due to the risks for young children to get on the wrong bus, get off at the wrong stop or weather-related delays,” said Michael Burdiek, president and CEO of CalAmp. “Here Comes The Bus is truly remarkable in providing the visibility of the bus route and accurate time of arrival that increases child safety, improves convenience and gives parents peace of mind.”
About Synovia Solutions, LLC.
Founded in 2012, Synovia Solutions, LLC provides GPS-driven smart fleet technology applications to increase savings, enhance safety and improve service. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), Synovia delivers a powerful cloud-based solution via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. With a nationwide customer base in K-12 transportation and municipal fleet management services, Synovia provides digital services that deliver essential, real-time data for smarter fleet management.
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a technology solutions pioneer that is transforming the globally connected economy. CalAmp helps reinvent businesses and improve lives worldwide with technology solutions that streamline complex mobile IoT deployments and bring intelligence to the edge. Our software and subscription-based services, scalable cloud platform and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets and their contents. We call this The New How, facilitating efficient decision making, optimizing mobile asset utilization and improving road safety. CalAmp, headquartered in Irvine, California, has been publicly traded since 1983. LoJack is a brand of CalAmp and a leader in stolen vehicle recovery and innovative automotive services. For more information, visit www.calamp.com, or LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.