ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT
Assess transit inefficiencies with GPS tracking and live video monitoring
By Diego Capelluto
With many different forms of public transportation, buses play a significant role in carrying a large percentage of our public population on a daily basis. In an effort to ensure efficiency and productivity, data collection is an essential tool for entities to learn and utilize information gained from data collection metrics. Live GPS Vehicle Tracking with Video Verification has a multitude of benefits, one of which enables us to thoroughly observe buses, drivers and their routes. Monitoring drivers establishes accountability of good behavior while the enforcement of procedures leads to happy passengers and increased ridership.
Every entity is different, which is why it is important to assess all aspects of the system to find the right fitting platform and management solutions for each. Working together, video surveillance systems and logistics solutions installed in buses can assist management in improving the performance of a bus ride. Individual modules to surveil can include, but are not limited to, vehicle speed, tracking of current and past locations, accelerations and brake use. Cameras and sensors have the ability to confirm that rules are being followed, creating safety for both passengers and drivers, helping to understand behaviors, measure practices and verify the data being recorded, all in real time.
Video camera systems capture information from various intelligence resources and they can be referenced in real time with real people. The systems are constantly being updated to reflect the latest technology and conditions. By surveying bus interactions as they happen, managers are able to verify that all rules are being enforced, whether this is in the case of driver activity on the road or passenger actions on board. With the ability to install cameras both inside and outside of the bus, an all-encompassing visual of the ride is put together and transmitted to surveyors.
Measuring driving practices is easy with the use of these systems and implementing solutions based on the results is even simpler. By using video surveillance to watch drivers, behaviors are recorded in real time, offering the chance to find and correct mistakes that may be disrupting the overall service. By tracking behavior behind the wheel at any given time, overseers are able to assess any distractions, reactions and reasons for actions throughout any given ride, allowing them to thoroughly understand the situation.
While the use of video camera surveillance and logistics systems allow companies to see and react immediately to events and make decisions to utilize the most efficient use of time and money, they can also be used at later times for video analytics. It has been extremely helpful to save recorded materials and develop records to be accessed at later dates, if needed.
With the task of transporting millions of people to and from their destinations each year, it is unquestionable that reliability will remain an essential element to be addressed when making smart transportation decisions. GPS tracking with Live Video Verification is a great tool for buses and those who ride them.
Diego Capelluto serves as director of public transportation for TSO Mobile, an innovative leader in mobile resource management and logistics products and services, providing “all-under-one-roof GPS Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management solutions” to all transportation entities. For more information, please visit www.TSOMobile.com.