Technology Archives - BUSRide


Ramping Up for College

Enterprise-level turns campus-level as major universities across the country expand their fleets and solutions By Emma Green How can building an effective government fleet safety program help to ensure that vehicles are safe to operate?  It starts with implementing a comprehensive program that includes GPS tracking, in-cab smart cameras, and analytics dashboards that allow fleet […]

The Impact of Digitalization on the School Bus Industry’s Service, Operations and Profitability

Coverage from the BUSRide-sponsored panel at the Busworld Digital Summit, curated and moderated by Tim Ammon By Emma Green Friday, June 4, BUSRide sponsored a session at the 2021 Busworld Digital Summit, focused on the impact of digitalization on the school bus industry, the services provided, and the operations and profitability of the providers. The […]

Expertise Makes a Difference in Repair or Remanufacturing

The largest municipalities in the country frequently call on NEBR to outsource their collision repair, remanufacturing or refurbishment needs when the extent of the damage or work scope exceeds the capabilities of their facility. Operators need to be mindful and avoid undertaking a repair that might exceed their area of expertise and not attempt to […]

Remanufacturing Means Longer Life and Less Maintenance for Buses

When it comes to evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of transit vehicle refurbishment versus new vehicle acquisition, there are many cost-benefit analyses to consider.  Often, larger agencies are involved in a combination of both the purchase of new vehicles and the remanufacturing of their legacy fleets. One of the benefits of introducing new vehicles […]

Repair vs. Replace?

There are many pitfalls when it comes to repairing or replacing damaged vehicles – as well as considerations for alternative propulsion and midlife rehabs Operators who attempt to conduct in-house repairs must consider the risks involved. In-house repairs drive up costs as staff are pulled away from their standard maintenance work. Extensive work requires highly-experienced […]

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 […]