BEST PRACTICES 1
1.TITLE OF THE PRACTICE:
GPS BASED TRANSPORTION SYSTEM
The primary objective of a GPS transport system in college is to ensure the safety of students and faculty by providing real-time location tracking and access to emergency services. This system can also be used to monitor the use of college vehicles and indicate average speed of the college bus more efficiently. Additionally, it can be used to track attendance, monitor student behavior, and provide better security and surveillance around college vehicle.
3. THE CONTEXT:
GPS Tracking System in college bus can be used to monitor the location of the bus and provide real-time updates to the college administration. It can also be used to track the route travelled by the bus, the number of stops, the time taken for each journey, etc. This will help the college in ensuring that the bus is used for its intended purpose, which is to provide transportation for the students. Additionally, GPS Tracking System can be used to ensure the safety of the students while they are travelling in the bus. It can also provide alerts if any suspicious activity is detected in and around the bus. The student will receive SMS 10 minutes before in their registered mobile number to board the bus. This will be highly helpful to capture the bus on time without any time delay.
4. THE PRACTICE:
Well trained person designated to monitor the GPS system and respond to any incidents that may arise. Establish clear guidelines and expectations regarding the use of the transportation system and student behavior while availing college vehicle facility. All drivers are experienced, to drive college vehicle safely and having proper valid license & insurance. Keep track of vehicle maintenance logs and inspections to ensure all vehicles are in safe working condition. Provide safety training to all drivers and personnel in-charge to ensure smooth functioning of the system. Monitor student behavior and take appropriate action when violations occur during the travel. Ensure all rides are tracked and recorded for future reference.
5. EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS:
The success of a GPS tracking system has been appreciated by the parents as well as stakeholder of the Institution. The system has provided accurate and timely information about the status of college vehicle to the students to capture the bus on time without any time delay and ensures the safety of everyone.
6. PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED
In rural areas, many parents of our students are not educated, so they do not read our tracking messages sent in English.
7. RESOURCES REQUIRED
Community outreach and engagement: Educate the parents and community on the importance of tracking messages and how to use them.
Cell phone/Smart Phone: Ensure the availability of cell phone / Smart Phone among the parents to avail the GPS tracking facility practiced by Bharathiyar Institute of Engineering for Women.
Accessibility: Ensure that the tracking messages are accessible to everyone, regardless of their technical skills and literacy levels.