The SMART Box creates standardized messages to be played on school buses. Messages are triggered by predetermined latitude and longitude coordinates. This messaging center helps maintain consistency for drivers and students alike by reminding students to follow bus rules and announcing upcoming stops.Relaxing background music changes the mood of the bus while the announcements help keep student behavior in check, allowing the driver to focus more on the road. Focus and relaxation create a safer bus environment for drivers and students. Playback can also be directed solely to the driver in the form of spoken navigation prompts in order to assist substitute drivers with unfamiliar routes.
The SMART Box can help drivers to learn new routes faster at the beginning of each school year. Substitute drivers can follow voiced directions instead of reading from printed directions, making the ride to and from school smoother and safer. The routine announcements and instructions help create an environment similar to the classroom in which students are expected to follow the rules. As the system assumes the role of authority, the bus driver can pay more attention to driving safely.
As the system assumes the role of authority, the bus driver can pay more attention to driving safely. All announcements can be recorded to fit each unique bus route. Daily personalized messages may be prepared by the school as needed. Click the play button to preview the following message options: