Technology

Senate Bill Pushes FCC to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate pushes for school buses to be eligible for federal E-rate funding for internet connectivity, signaling to the FCC that it might be time to rethink its standing policy on how to fund school Wi-Fi projects.

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Daimler Trucks Finishes Automated Truck Center

PORTLAND, ORE. — Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center in Portland, Ore. The facility will be located at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on Swan Island in Portland, where DTNA already has a significant R&D presence, including a full-scale heavy-duty truck wind tunnel on Swan Island, plus the High Desert Proving Grounds nearby in Madras, Ore.

What to do About the Increasing Complexity of School Bus Systems

For every school district, the key mission is to provide the best possible education for its children. Having well-qualified teachers is the main dependency to help them fulfill this mission. But there are a number of other functions which need to work seamlessly to make this happen. One of these functions is transportation for children every day from their home to school.

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Sharp Bus Buys 60 Thomas Built Buses

HIGH POINT NC — Sharp Bus Lines, one of the largest full-service student transportation companies in Ontario, Canada, has added 60 new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses that include the latest in safety technology and features. Unlike other buses in its fleet, these are equipped with the new Perimeter View 360 camera package (PV360) and Mobileye collision avoidance through Thomas Built Buses. Both technologies are part of Thomas Built’s BusWise suite of technologies.

Blue Bird School Bus Event Draws District Decision Makers

SELMA TEXAS — Iconic Blue Bird school buses converged at the Retama Race Track for the “Blue Bird Experience.” Selma-based Blue Bird dealership, Rush Bus Centers, hosted the event, which showcased Blue Bird’s industry-leading range of school buses to local district transportation directors and decision makers. Attendees had the opportunity to ride and drive all of the Blue Bird buses at the event, and experience the latest in school bus technology.