Researchers: Pedro de Almeida Rosa Guimaraes, Claudia Reino , Nicole Mailhoit, Matthew Barron, and Francisco Jose Perez Salamero Sanchez
Everyday in Latin America parents worry about their children’s safety on their bus journey to and from school due to lack of security and dangerous traffic situations. Growing up in Latin America, we have experienced and witnessed our parent’s angst first hand. With BusWays, we hope to give parents peace of mind that their child is safe on their bus journey by giving them crucial information in a non-intrusive, user-friendly, and accessible way. BusWays is a mobile application that notifies parents every time their child gets on and off the school bus. It allows parents to track the route of the bus on a live map and notify the bus if the child will not attend the next bus ride. BusWays also works with schools through an administrative web app that gathers live data and statistics on their bus fleet, helping schools run an efficient bus fleet and make informed decisions when it comes to their school bus system.