National Safety Month

Kerlin Bus

National Safety Month was created to increase awareness of the leading safety and health risks and ultimately decrease the number of unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States. Kerlin Bus understands the importance of safety when it comes to bus transportation. Keep reading to learn about some features we offer on our school buses.

PV360 Camera

The PV360 is just one of the BusWise® technologies that can be installed on new Saf-T-Liner® C2 and HDX school buses. This state-of-the-art camera provides a 360-degree bird’s-eye view all the way around the exterior of the bus with a camera on the front and back as well as the left and right side of the bus. Unlike other cameras in the marketplace that provide images on split screens, the PV360 camera shows full visibility all the way around the bus with screens that are stitched together to create one image.

These four cameras provide the driver with clean, real-time video images of everything that is happening outside the bus. If the driver needs a closer look, he or she can toggle between cameras for a closer look.

Stability Control

Thomas Built Buses worked with Meritor WABCO to offer new factory-installed SmartTrac™ electronic stability control (ESC) on its diesel and compressed natural gas-fueled Saf-T-Liner® C2 school buses. This feature works with the air disc and air drum brakes on a bus to support the driver in difficult road conditions. The SmartTrac™ ESC automatically comes into play when the system senses instability that could lead to a rollover or loss of control.

Wabco OnGuard Active

The WABCO OnGuardACTIVETM collision mitigation system is a factory-installed option for our Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. The system is built with radar-based anti-collision technology that can detect objects up to 650 feet in front of the school bus. Not only does this system provide audible warnings but haptic and visual warnings as well to alert drivers of possible obstructions.

In addition to the collision alerts, active braking and adaptive cruise control both help to provide exceptional safety. The active braking system is designed to help prevent or lessen the severity of potential rear-end collisions by automatically throttle down school bus engines in dangerous situations. Adaptive cruise control uses radar technology to help drivers maintain their selected speed and automatically adjusts this speed when vehicles appear ahead.

If you are looking to learn more about the available safety feature on our Thomas Built Buses, give our team a call!