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iBus Makes the School Transportation System More Efficient, Safe and Parents Friendly.

iBus Is all what you need to always know exactly where your child's bus is and when it will get to your stop.

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iBus utilizes IoT and mobile solutions to provide parents/students with real-time data about the school bus location. It will also ensure the safe check-in and check-out of the students using barcode, QR, or RFID scanning.

Future integration with google maps, would notify drivers with a stopped school bus and would mitigate alot of risks involved when a moving vehicle passes a stopped school bus.


Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

- Schools can use the solution to track and manage school bus drivers, and secure students attendance in the bus. - Parents will use the solution to monitor their children's school bus location, get notifications from the bus driver in case of emergencies. - Public drivers who are using Google Map will get notification when a school bus is stopped and is dropping off students.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

We partnered with a local school in order to pilot the idea. - Parents loved how they can view their children bus location using the mobile app. It saved them alot of time especially when there is unexpected traffic and the school bus is delayed. - Schools found it very effective to monitor school buse speed and to get real time location of the bus. Also, collecting students addresses using the solution made it more convenient and reduced human errors.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

We are 2 founders, who are the co-founders of the solution ibustracker.com. We have an offshore team for rapid software development. We have the business and technical expertise to scale rapidly and add new capabilities to the platform.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Team or Organization URL

ibustracker.com

Funding Request

  • $75,000

Rough budget (500 characters)

Our solution is already in pilot phase, and has been piloted with one school. We plan to use the funds to add custom features, support online payment, and support integration with more GPS devices that will be integrated with the school bus. $20K for solution enhancements and customization. $20K for marketing and business development $35K for initial operating costs

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We plan to reach out to the local city schools and districts to start using the solution as below. Schools can start in 3 steps: 1. Integrate GPS device with the school buses and signup drivers using iBus driver app. 2. Assign students to each bus including students addresses and QR code. 3. Inform parents to download the app, sign up and create account. Note that school approval is needed for this step per each parent profile.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

We can measure the success of our pilot in the following ways: 1. Number of subscribed parents per each bus compared to the total number of student parents. 2. Number of daily active users of the app "active parents"

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)

By expanding into new schools/districts and charging a minimal payment per each subscribed student, the generated revenues should support the growth and the sustainability of the idea.

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Hey, I'm a facilitator here with the Challenge. Amazing submission Ahmed! Thank you

Keep the submissions coming we would as the challenge continues, we would love to keep hearing from you!

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