Nearly 1740 students, a third of the student strength, of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kolathur use 24 buses in two or three trips. For a safe and tension free school trip the administration has fixed a device called ‘Smart Bus Tracker’ on their school buses and vans, which works on modern satellite technology.
Accordingly, the device helps parents to know when and where the bus starts and where it is at the moment. As per this facility, each bus/ van has a GSM antenna and control device which is linked to a satellite in digital mode. With its help information about the departure time of the bus/ van, bus stops, traffic jams, and where the bus/ van is, is automatically sent to office and parents’ mobile number by SMS through a server.
“In the same way, parents can also send SMS to the number given to them or get information from the website. Hence parents can avoid waiting and children can enjoy the ride in the mornings and evenings,” says Mageswari, CEO.