Technology

NEXEDGE Radio Improves Student Safety, Security

Even though it occurred in 2012, the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has never strayed far from the minds of any school administrator. And much of what happened on that day drove the choices in technology for the Martinsville, Virginia, School District communications system and their choice of KENWOOD NEXEDGE.

Bill Would Use Illegal Passing Revenue to Pay for Seat Belts

Legislation was introduced this month before the Washington State Legislature that would require all newly purchased school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts, with illegal passing cameras paying for the occupant restraints as well as all new school bus purchases.

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UPDATE: University of Maryland Develops New School Bus Routing Tool

The Howard County Public School System recently reached out to the University of Maryland (UMD) to develop a new tool for school bus routes to facilitate informed decisions regarding cost, benefit and the impact of potential changes to school start and dismissal times. 

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Bendix Tech Tips: Advanced Safety Systems and Air Disc Brakes

ELYRIA, Ohio – Advanced safety systems such as full-stability and collision mitigation technology occupy a growing part of the commercial vehicle landscape: Fleets are adopting them in greater numbers, and electronic stability control (ESC) systems will be required on most new Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules taking effect next year. Air disc brake usage continues to increase as well, with fleets often pairing them with advanced safety systems for optimal performance.

Federal Proposal for Connected Vehicles Signals School Bus ‘Sea Change’

It will take a while to see realistic, fully-functional, driverless yellow buses on America’s road, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for light-duty vehicles is a step towards that goal, industry insiders told School Transportation News.

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