New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 16 : Tata Motors on Thursday launched ‘Tata SKOOLMAN’, a telematics based tracking solution, aimed at addressing pressing concerns over student safety during school bus travel.
Tata SKOOLMAN will be a standard fitment on the Tata Ultra range of school buses and will also be available for fitment on other models of school buses in the after-market.
Taking the initiative of school bus safety forward, Tata Motors also launched the all new ‘Ultra BS3 – Safe School Bus’, on Thursday, equipped with Tata SKOOLMAN at the SIAM Bus & Special Vehicle Show 2015 (BSVS) hosted at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.
Besides providing a host of safety features, Tata SKOOLMAN also makes it convenient for parents to track the arrival and departure of their children in real time (through SMS alerts), live tracking on a map or via a mobile phone application. Tata SKOOLMAN also provides an effective fleet management tool for schools/bus fleet operators to plan bus routes better and manage their school bus fleet more effectively.
Commenting on the occasion, R Ramakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors said, “Safety of children is of paramount importance to Tata Motors as it is to parents who entrust them in the hands of schools every day. In our endeavour to make School transit safer, Tata Motors are proud to announce the launch of the Tata SKOOLMAN telematics system and the Tata Ultra Safe School Bus here today. We are confident that these products will represent a giant step towards ensuring safe transit for school children.
Ramakrishnan further added “In addition to technological enablers, safety of school children is also dependent to a great extent on the people involved in school transit – drivers, school bus staff, parents and most importantly school children themselves. It is important to sensitise them as well as create awareness about all aspects of children’s safety. In this direction Tata Motors has launched several special initiatives such as Hamare Bus Ki Baat Hai’ and ‘DREAM IT TO WIN IT’. The programs are meant to familiarise, train and sensitise all stakeholders, in various aspects of children’s safety during school transit.”