WEB-BASED TRACKING OF SCHOOL BUSES UTILIZING GPS & VOICE RADIOS

It is said, "school buses carry our most valuable cargo". After several highly publicized incidents involving children abductions both parents and administrators are eager to apply technology for improving safety, and reliability of the school bus fleet. School transportation officials need bus locations to respond quickly to accidents. Parents benefit from knowing the location of their children's bus as this information reduces time waiting, under severe cold or hot weather conditions, for their children to arrive. This paper describes the deployment of a web-based school bus tracking system that was tested in Orange County in Florida. The system consists of hardware and software for acquiring GPS signals, and sending these locations to a central data server that is connected to web and mapping servers. Lessons learned will also be discussed

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 2003. Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. Remarks: Paper prepared for presentation at the 82nd annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2003. Format: CD ROM
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    California PATH Program, Institute of Transportation Studies
    Richmond Field Station, 1357 South 46th Street
    Richmond, CA  United States  94804-4648

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Oloufa, Amr A
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2003

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM