SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zonar, a leading transportation technology company with solutions installed on one out of every three school buses on the road in North America, announced today the limited beta launch with key accounts of MyBusVue, a mobile and web application that provides peace of mind to parents and school administrators as children are being transported between school and home. MyBusVue communicates up-to-the-minute school bus location directly to parents’, caregivers’ and school administrators’ smartphones and computers via interactive maps.
“MyBusVue eliminates worry about children getting to and from school,” said William Brinton, senior vice president of pupil transportation, Zonar Systems. “Now parents can easily view their child’s trip to, and arrival at, school. School districts benefit as well. MyBusVue provides real-time access to transportation information, which decreases call volumes while increasing efficiency, quality of service and customer satisfaction.”
MyBusVue is easy to use and has multi-factor authentication for secure access. Interactive maps with estimated time of arrival (ETA) information allows parents and caregivers to make educated data-driven decisions based on bus arrival times. These decisions include when to arrive at a stop for pick-up or drop-off, when a child should be arriving at home or school, and appropriate preparation for inclement weather or other bus stop conditions. For parents with more than one child, the app can be set up for multiple stops and bus locations that are updated and recalculated seamlessly to give users the most accurate information available.
MyBusVue adds an additional layer of safety for students transitioning between school and home. School district employees can quickly convey information about a student’s location, and share with parents how to see this information using the app.
“With over 30 years’ experience in the school bus industry, I can say with the utmost confidence that being able to tell parents that, with a few taps on their phone, they can know where their child’s bus is will reduce the number of frantic calls school administrators receive about a child’s location when the bus is running a few minutes late,” said H. Kevin Mest, senior vice president of business development, Zonar Systems. “School administrators will be able to quantify the decrease in call volumes. But what they can’t measure, and is even more valuable, is the reassurance MyBusVue provides parents that their children are safe. I love that we are alleviating worry and stress from the lives of families by providing a more transparent and communicative tool about their children’s location.”
MyBusVue also works hand in hand with Zonar’s Z Pass, which provides the highest levels of rider visibility. Z Pass is an additional value add that includes RFID-enabled passes that the students carry and swipe as they board and depart the bus, giving parents notifications with details on where and when their child scanned his or her card.
About the App:
MyBusVue is available as either a web application or as a native app at the Apple AppStore or GooglePlay. For more information, visit: www.zonarsystems.com/bus.
MyBusVue will be available for demo at the 2015
What: MyBusVue to be demoed at NAPT
Where: NAPT, Richmond, VA, Booth # 923
When: November 10th at 11:00 am ET
Zonar is a transportation technology company that helps public and private fleet managers improve regulatory compliance, increase fleet efficiency and improve safety. Fleets utilize Zonar’s solutions to capture vehicle and GPS-related data that integrate with other backend systems or are viewed through Zonar’s web-based Ground Traffic Control application. The telematics platform includes an onboard system that captures data directly from the vehicle’s engine and sub-systems, as well as external GPS satellite data. In conjunction with the telematics platform, the mobile platform includes user-enabled devices that capture information supplied by a driver, operator or rider. Identifying the right data for a fleet’s specific needs is an important step in the process. Zonar helps fleets determine their data and telematics needs and create information streams that improve decision-making. For more information about Zonar Systems, go to www.zonarsystems.com.