Bus fleets are constantly enquiring about innovative features to be included in their new vehicles in order to stay competitive in the market and offer their passengers the most advanced technology in safety and comfort. These features avoid accidents minimizing human errors and make driving safer for everyone on the road. Overall, BCI is constantly innovating and introducing new features to make their buses safer, more efficient, and more convenient for drivers and passengers.
The fire suppression system with high pressure water mist is a superior suppression technology in the engine compartment, limiting the consequences of a bus fire. The system -installed by local suppliers during pre-delivery in our workshops- is always active -no power supply is needed for activation or system monitoring. It chokes the fire quickly, yet has a longer emptying time which is critical to prevent re-ignition and downtime, which also buys valuable time for evacuation. We also offer tire pressure monitoring and smoke detector systems in combination with the FSS.
This monitoring system uses proprietary face and eye tracking algorithms to detect whether a driver is fatigued or distracted, measuring eyes closure and head position to ensure the driver’s situational awareness is maintained, providing real-time in-cab intervention to warn the driver to refocus their attention on the road. Audio alarms and seat vibration alerts are activated instantaneously when required. When this system detects an event, a short clip of footage is immediately sent to a team of analysts, who will notify the fleet management within minutes. Subsequently, fleet managers can respond in real-time to fatigued and distracted driving to help reduce the risk of an accident.
sensor warning system
The warning system alerts if the passenger seatbelts are not fastened when the bus is in motion. Relevant symbols appear on the multifunction screen display, indicating which seats have been occupied, which passengers have fastened their seatbelt properly, while an empty seat shows when a seatbelt is still to be secured, alerting the bus driver. This system is used to show seat occupancy and inspect seat belt buckle in all kind of buses. The system also shows the number of passengers in the bus, which it saves time to count them, clearly indicating which seats are occupied and which positions are vacant.
By installing a Navigation Tracking advanced bus fleet management GPS tracking solution, you can report on all aspects bus safety during the journey. Generate specific reports that monitor harsh braking and acceleration, sharp turning, driver seat belt use and more allows bus fleet managers to better respond to unsafe driver behaviour before it impacts bus passengers.
Mirrorless buses use a digital camera and a monitoring system to replace the traditional mirrors enhancing driver’s vision, reducing blind spots and improving night drive. The buses using this technology result more convenient and require less fixing up actions. Buses are equipped with a set of cameras on the sidewalls and a two screens into the bus. The camera has two different viewing angles. The driver can monitor a wider area than the one included in normal mirrors. This greatly reduces the blind spots. This system has been extensively tested and has made drivers very enthusiastic.
The most advanced surround cameras driver-assist system is designed to handle standard driving functions on various road types, while still always requiring the driver’s full attention and eyes on the road. It includes lane change alert, highway & traffic jam assist, point-to-point automated navigation & adaptive cruise control, front & rear collision avoidance, evasive maneuver assist, blind spot detection and parking visualization and applications, with frequent software updated to incorporate the latest available innovations.