Hoosier School Bus Outfitted with Tracking Device

By Scott Sarvay

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM EDT

Brownsburg, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Has big brother set its eyes on watching school buses?

A software company in Carmel has developed a new tracking device being used by a school system in Brownsburg, Indiana that tracks everything on the bus from its gas mileage, idle time, speed, location everything down to the action of the doors.

The CEO of Synovia Software, John King says, “When the doors open and close, did they do the appropriate stop at a railroad crossing did they put the amber lights on and put the stop arm out.”

The Brownsburg school system says the new technology also protects the bus drivers from the parents that sometimes claim that buses skip stops.

With this new real-time tracking technology those claims could be looked up immediately.




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