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Mitigate dangerous driving events with onboard safety technology

By Tim O’Bryan Utilizing vehicle safety equipment such as onboard recorders, lane departure systems and collision avoidance technology can not only reduce potential claims but improve long-term driver behavior patterns. While claims are often unavoidable, onboard cameras can provide the opportunity to accurately evaluate a situation, establish a stronger defense, and mitigate costs. This technology […]

Choose the surveillance system that best supports your bus operations

By Alicia Delgado The age of video is at its prime. Virtual meetings, demonstrations, and even doctor appointments have heavily evolved in wake of the pandemic – and with good reason: video has become a safety net for people. However, despite the recent dependence on video technologies, one has been a constant foundation for security […]

Rel-Tek chases innovation in hydrogen gas sensors

The Pennsylvania-based company was approved for U.S. and Canada for its intrinsically-safe hydrogen gas sensor capabilities Bus propulsion options are always evolving. In the 1990s, gasoline and diesel fuels evolved to cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In the 2010s, all-electric battery buses were introduced. To extend […]

Proterra Unveils Proterra ZX5 Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5™ electric bus. The ZX5 bus, Proterra’s fifth generation battery-electric transit vehicle, features a new streamlined vehicle design and maximizes the amount of energy that can be stored onboard the vehicle to increase power and range. The 40-foot […]

Bosch deploys groundbreaking traffic video sensor technology across America’s first Real-World Smart City, Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners – the nation’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today announced its strategic collaboration with the Bosch Building Technologies division to test, demonstrate and develop the future of video-as-a-sensor technology. As Peachtree Corners further strengthens its position as the premiere testbed of autonomous mobility and smart city […]

Tucson’s Sun Tran makes it easy to give riders real-time information

For Steve Spade, general manager of Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link in Tucson, Arizona, transit service is about creating “raving fans.” Drawn from “Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service,” a book by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, this theory posits that all businesses should be focused on understanding customer expectations. Once […]

3 questions for the future of transit in a post-COVID-19 World

By Roger Helmy, Trapeze Group Time and time again, when we have faced adversities, we have rallied only to become even stronger. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. While COVID-19 brought new challenges to transit, it also showed us the importance of making sure transit is positioned to manage whatever challenges lay ahead. We need […]

Are You Ready for H.265?

Picture this: you have implemented the latest video compression technology (H.265) on your fleet of 20 buses. Each bus has 12 cameras and you downloaded two hours of footage per bus to a USB. You’re excited to review the high-quality video on your 2015 computer, but when you insert the drive, open your computer video […]

Integrating ITS with Legacy Systems

BUSRide spoke with key transit thought leaders about integrating new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with legacy technology. Their in-depth discussion explored the risks associated with poor integration; unique challenges faced by early adopters; first steps toward integrating disparate systems; and the value of data warehousing. What problems do “disconnected” systems pose for agencies? David Mugica: […]

Protecting Paratransit Passengers and Drivers

The value of continuous on-board recording for Ride-On Transportation   By Alicia Delgado   The number of available transportation services for disabled persons is limited, and with that, the number of services offering high-quality care and treatment is in need of attention. Day-by-day there are an increasing number of complaints surrounding the mishandled treatment of […]