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Technology

Emerging technologies enable driver and passenger safety

A “connected bus” allows for passengers to receive real-time updates about delays, or even emergency situations.

By Paola Realpozo As emerging, cloud-based technologies continue to enable higher levels of safety for bus drivers and passengers, it’s time for transit and coach operators to step up with “always-on” mobile broadband service to further enhance the connected bus. Here are several safety-related reasons to choose a connected bus. Today’s technology helps provide real-time […]

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The Rapid comes full circle with Avail Technologies

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By Richard Tackett The Rapid operates fixed route, demand-response and car and vanpooling programs among other services in the Grand Rapids, MI, area. Although the relationship between the agency and Avail Technologies isn’t young, it’s managing to yield its most incredible results yet. Initial contact Avail Technologies, State College, PA, began work with The Rapid […]

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Open architecture and system integration

Open architecture’s prevalence is on the rise in North American transit.

Open architecture and system integration Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in CAD/AVL solutions for fixed route and paratransit. In an interview with BUSRide, Rick Spangler, chief technology officer at Avail Technologies, answers a few critical questions about open architecture […]

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the blind spot

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the deadly blind spot By Lori Jetha Every vehicle has blind spots, but transit vehicles are particularly vulnerable to blind spots due to their size and composition.  On a transit bus, blind spots not only impair driver visibility but often lead to deadly (and costly) collisions. Improving driver visibility can […]

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Choosing the right in-vehicle surveillance system

SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE

Mobile technology is taking video surveillance to new frontiers, and challenging professional applications are demanding new technology requirements, from enhanced durability, to wireless connectivity and improved onboard power management.

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The science of comfort, innovation and efficiency

First impressions count. Whether for a five minute trip in the city or long-distance traveling, the perfect seat invites riders with a clean and modern design that feels as good as it looks.

The science behind the seat.

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TransIT: Are we planning for poor performance?

TRANS IT

With the technology available today, the transit industry has more data than ever to help plan productive and efficient service.

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Connected travel on the rise

A new study by DePaul University reveals the use of personal electronic devices on city-to-city trips continues to rise sharply.

A new study by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development reveals the use of personal electronic devices on city-to-city trips continues to rise sharply.

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Safety through information delivery

MiX’s driver safety solution comes with an onboard computer and optional in-cab display or video camera.

MiX Telematics solutions promote a company culture of safety.

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Get onboard with security

SONY MAIN

New surveillance technology helps bus operators better protect drivers and passengers.

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