UAE: Parents will soon be able to watch live videos of their children in a school bus and will be alerted every time the kid gets on and off the vehicle.
The new system being introduced by various private players and telecom providers enables school buses to be fitted with Enterprise Service Routers, complete with built-in GPS and GPRS facilities and even enable Wi-Fi access within the school bus and surrounding areas.
Both Etisalat and du are in negotiations with various partners, participating at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week, to incorporate the facility and roll it out as a service to institutions.
Alcatel Lucent, for example is showcasing the concept ?Connected Bus? which it says can connect the entire fleet to a central base station.
?It firstly makes the school bus connected. You can then customise the features whichever way you want. You can either give access to parents and…
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