News | June 6, 2019

Safe Fleet Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) To Improve Safety Outside The Bus With Launch Of Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions

BELTON, MO.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Safe Fleet, a leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, announces the launch of its Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions that include its patents-pending Predictive Stop Arm™ and its Right-Hand Danger Zone protection system — two innovative solutions that use predictive analytics, advanced sensors and radar technology to increase safety where students are most at risk: outside the bus.

To date, the transportation industry has focused only on limited, reactive solutions that address recording oncoming driver behavior, instead of proactive measures which directly reduce risk to students, helping them avoid accidents before they happen. Safe Fleet’s proprietary Predictive Stop Arm uses radar technology to monitor oncoming vehicle traffic for probable stop arm violations and through the use of AI and predictive analytics, proactively notifies both the bus driver and students of potential danger through audible and visual warnings. If risk is detected, students are alerted not to cross the street.

Safe Fleet’s Right-Hand Danger Zone protection system detects students and their movements within a definable, statistically high-risk area outside the bus. It displays visual warnings to alert the operator when risk is present, helping to reduce injury to students at the bus door and wheel well.

Safe Fleet will debut its Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions for the first time in public in an Illegal Passing & Bus Perimeter Safety Demonstration at this year’s STN Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. The demonstration for conference attendees will take place at Victory Field on June 9th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET.

John R. Knox, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Safe Fleet, stated, “In today’s complex world, school districts need a strategic partner to bring an intelligent perspective to safety. We are pleased to be the first and only provider of proactive solutions in the school transportation industry that use artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to drive safety forward. Our patents-pending Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions turn the Danger Zone into a Safety Zone.”

Safe Fleet’s Intelligent Perimeter Safety Solutions enhance student safety and reduce driver blind spots and distraction. The Predictive Stop Arm and Right-Hand Danger Zone protection systems improve safety outside the bus, increase driver performance and optimize fleet operations management. Pilot trials are currently taking place in school districts across the United States and Canada.

About Safe Fleet.

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety and productivity solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve several major markets including: Bus, Rail, RV, Truck & Trailer, Work Truck, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Industrial, Construction, Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Military. With over 1,600 employees and 14 manufacturing locations, Safe Fleet targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet and its portfolio of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net.


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