The Future of School Buses
What does the future of the school bus industry look like? With telematics, the future of pupil transportation lies in connectivity. School buses are becoming more efficient, safer through enhanced driver performance, easier to maintain and just plain “smarter,” all of which also decrease the total cost of ownership.
And the future isn’t that far off. In fact, enhanced technologies through telematics are here today and they’re here to stay. In the spring of 2014, Thomas Built Buses introduced Zonar’s V3 telematics control unit on the Saf-T-Liner® C2 as factory-installed standard equipment, becoming the first OEM in the industry to add telematics in-line. Today, Thomas Built installs Zonar on its full line of school buses including the Saf-T-Liner® HDX, Saf-T-Liner® EFX and Minotour®.