The 60 new buses Loudoun County Public Faculties is including to the fleet this 12 months function new security gear and improved fuel-economy methods.
The Thomas and Worldwide clear diesel buses, at a worth of about $100,000 every, embrace a 360-degree, computer-generated, aerial view of the bus that permits the driving force to see every thing surrounding the car. The system makes use of 4 exterior cameras and an onboard pc to generate the simulated picture, which seems within the higher left-hand aspect of the driving force’s rearview mirror when the bus is stopped to tackle or let off passengers.
The buses are also geared up with collision-avoidance system utilizing radar expertise, alarms, and automated throttle and brake controls.
The College Board in July additionally authorized the acquisition of two totally electrical buses via a program supplied by Dominion Power.
The college division fleet consists of greater than 100 buses.