Blue Bird Corp., one of the largest school bus makers in the U.S., has joined a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Audi of America, Applied Information, and Temple, Inc., to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology aimed at helping reduce vehicle hazards that vulnerable school children face every year.
The Fulton County School System, located in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, has also joined the deployment, lending its expertise in school transportation and infrastructure…
Audi believes C-V2X can provide significant safety benefits to alleviate traffic risks facing vulnerable road users. Children are among the most vulnerable and continue to be at great risk in school zones, especially when other vehicles are present and vehicles fail to yield for pedestrians. Additionally, stop-arm violations continue to be a danger to school children – when a driver speeds up or fails to stop when a school bus is flashing its red signal lights and extending its stop sign.