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Cloud-based GPS-Monitored School Bus Management System Ensures Student Safety

Trigent’s quality deliverables nearly eliminated crashes, helping boost customer retention to an all-time high. Their managers adhere to strict guidelines to ensure top-notch deliverables and ease logistical concerns. They’re adaptable, seamlessly integrating new developers or features as requested.

About the Client

ISV offering real-time remote monitoring geo-enabled school bus management system.

The client is a technology company, providing state-of-the-art, safe, and secure transportation solutions related to student safety, compliance, and fleet management. Their solutions ensure unparalleled safety and convenience for school children, peace of mind for parents, and operational control for school administrators through real-time location monitoring and tracking of school buses.
The comprehensively designed, remotely operated, and administered system ensures the safety and security of more than two million school children. The software enables the management of several school buses at hundreds of different school districts across the United States. Their web and mobile applications manage and oversee over 14,000 school buses to ensure a safe commute for school children.

Business Needs

Capture a significant share in the $14 billion public school bus services industry by introducing innovative solutions

School administrators face a major responsibility of ensuring convenient and secure commutes for students. They are accountable to parents who expect the school bus system to work glitch-free. While parents and administrators supervise the school and home environments, it is not the same when students are on their way to school. It is this need that prompted the client to think of a comprehensive digital solution that was cost-effective and convenient to use for school administrators and provided the much-needed assurance parents were expecting.
The client realized the gap in the market due to the lack of a sound school bus management system providing adequate child safety and security features. The client envisaged a remotely managed, geo-enabled real-time monitoring system for school buses to capitalize on the unmet potential market demand.
The new software would provide a dependable and affordable school bus tracking system for all school districts. The new digital system would enable the monitoring of buses to make the school bus-riding experience a safer, and more convenient process for students and parents.
The key features of the new advanced solution were as follows:
The system is intelligent enough to predict the expected time of arrival of the bus at their stops and present real-time location of the bus and its progress. The system alerts parents about breakdowns and alternate buses when used.

Trigent Solution

Enabled the client to quickly launch an innovative product to capture a majority share in a growing market

Trigent’s technology team collaborated with the client’s product team to build a great product by carefully studying the requirement and evaluating it against the competition and future needs. Based on its assessment, the tech team then suggested technology interventions to introduce and upgrade features that would significantly improve safety and convenience for students using the school bus system.

Trigent followed the agile development methodology to ensure a faster time to market of the product. The two-week sprint cycle ensured that the development and updates of new features were carried out at pace to complement the web and mobile app solution to comprehensively monitor and regulate the school bus movement through the different pick-up points, the various schools, and the depot.

The solution had 3 components

Features available on the Android app configured on the custom-built device on school buses:
Feature benefits for parents using the Android or iOS mobile app
Features on the mobile and web app for school administrators

Client Benefits:

Technology Stack: