From an app on their smartphone, a parent can track their child’s bus, the route they take, receive notifications when their child both gets on and off the bus, and get an ETA of their child’s arrival, helping them save time and avoid unnecessary waiting.
In addition to parents, schools around the world have been interested in the technology. With tight education budgets and growing security concerns around safety in schools and school transportation, ezenRoute’s solutions are of real interest. The ability to plan routes for drivers, easy training experience and affordable pricing allows schools to save on costs and at the same time enhance safety for their students. There is even analytics built into the technology that allows schools to access traffic data that can help with rerouting bus routes if needed to adjust for temporary road construction and also monitor driver performance. This fall, ez enRoute will launch their two biggest pilots in Ontario and Asia.
Other industries, besides transportation have since taken note. “Lots of companies outside of the transportation industry have contacted us wanting to leverage our technology to help solve their business problems,” says Anand. “They’ve seen how our technology can enhance worker safety, and monitor equipment and key company assets.”
One example, is a multinational security and monitoring company who envision using ez enRoute’s platform to monitor the location of their employees in case of injuries on the job. Another industry where ezenRoute has explored entering is tourism.
“We’ve had chats with cities about using our platform to help them monitor and improve visitor experiences,” Anand says. “We can link the physical world to a digital world through our smart devices. Imagine entering a city museum, where you are greeted automatically on your smart phone and are able to customize your museum tour so that you not only choose what exhibits you want to view but you can also view all of the history about each exhibit, this is what our technology can do. ez enRoute is also working with SMART cities in Asia integrating technology in "keep city clean" initiatives. Going forward, Anand and his team plan to continue working with experts in other fields to develop solutions for a range of industries. “We never envisioned our platform would have this sort of reach, but we’re excited about all of the places we can take it.”