Mass Transit

Transit bus operators are faced with accidents often caused by frequent stops and inattentive pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles.

 

Automotive Fleet Services LLC offers a full line of safety solutions specific to these concerns from accident-avoidance systems to a full line of recording and tracking tools to keep passengers safe from harm.

IMPROVING PASSENGER TRANSPORT

  • Accident avoidance: Prevent accidents with cameras and customized detection zones that give drivers a clear view around the bus as well as an audible alert. 

  • Mobile recording: Monitor and record passenger and driver activity inside the bus to exonerate driver in the event of an accident. Includes a manual capture button to flag the driver can push to flag incidents.

  • Track busses during their route to improve routes and schedules

  • Monitor, record, and receive notification of speeding, harsh turning, harsh braking, and other dangerous driver activities.

 

TRANSIT BUS STATISTICS

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • The number of buses involved in fatal crashes increased from 236 to 261, an increase of 11 percent.

  • The bus involvement rate in fatal crashes increased by 9 percent.

  • Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by bus increased by 1.4 percent.

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Recommended Industry Solutions

  1. Collision Warning System such as blind spot monitoring and backup sensors/alarms.

  2.  Exterior blind spot video such as backup camera and left/right side lane watch cameras.

  3.  MDVR and in vehicle recording with various option in storage size and video retrieval capabilities. The MDVR solutions can be paired with a large variety of exterior and interior cameras to be used for several purposes. Many companies use this ability to provide video to law enforcement and their insurance company in the case of an accident in the attempt to prove fault or no fault by parties involved.

  4.  GPS Fleet tracking and telematics/analytics solutions can provide feedback to fleet managers on how their vehicles are operating. A few features that most GPS solutions have are speed alert, geofencing, OBD diagnostic feedback, driver coaching, and much more.

  5.  Cargo Security/ Transport Cameras that are capable of recording video of the cargo being carried in a trailer, or passengers being transported in buses, trains, taxis, or any other pedestrian transportation purpose. (Purple)

  6.  Mobile Internet Services provide the needed internet to a vehicle for businesses and first responders to conduct their day-to-day activities with no interruption. These products are offered by manufacturers such as Airgain, Cradlepoint, and Sierra Wireless just to name a few.