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Thomas Built Buses Zonar® technology is now standard on every Saf-T-Liner® C2 and other models

Track every mile in real-time

Imagine being able to track the location, speed and fuel consumption of buses on the road. Zonar’s smart fleet technology does this and more.Gain access to instantaneous rider reporting, so you know when each student enters or exits a bus. With Zonar, you can even monitor driver performance, providing you with a state-of-the-art training tool. Simply put, you’ll be able to manage your fleet better than ever before.

Zonar V3 Installed The Zonar V3 telematics control unit is standard equipment on the C2 and connects directly to the multiplex wiring system.
Thomas Built multiplex wiring system The Thomas Built multiplex wiring system allows multiple electronic messages to travel back and forth through the same datalink wire.
Thomas Built Buses Thomas Built Buses® with Zonar Thomas Built Buses is pleased to announce that the Zonar® telematics system is now standard equipment on every Saf-T-Liner® C2 bus.

Keep your eyes on the road

You'll be able to follow every Saf-T-Liner® C2 in your fleet remotely with Ground Traffic Control™, our web-based data management software. Customize the system for a variety of real-time alerts that monitor driver behaviors like speeding, excessive idling, hard acceleration, braking, cornering and out-of-route miles. Keep track of dozens of bus functions, including seat belt use, door opening and closing, wheelchair-lift activation, stop-arm operation and the parking brake. This robust system not only puts you in control of your buses, it will give you greater peace of mind.

Buses that miss less school

Maximizing vehicle uptime is critical to cost containment. Zonar remote diagnostics will analyze fault codes to help you identify potential issues before they become serious. The system also automates preventive maintenance scheduling and even integrates with third-party maintenance systems, soo you can manage shop resources and personnel more effectively to reduce costs.

Every mile matters

Installing ZPass™ on Thomas Built Buses is easy. Our Edison Award-winning technology tracks when students enter and exit a bus. Students simply swipe their RFID card as they get on and off. The time, date and location are logged and immediately accessible to school officials. ZPass ensures safety compliance and helps schools respond quickly in case of an emergency.

How does Zonar's EVIR® system work?

Tag: Small and durable RFID tags are placed at the back of the bus interior and any other pre-determined general maintenance points (i.e. pre- and post-trip inspections).

Inspect: The driver performing the inspection must physically scan each tag on the vehicle, including a tag placed at the rear interior of the bus. The device must be within two inches of the point of inspection, which verifies that a manual check was performed by the driver.

Transmit: Data from each inspection is electronically transmitted to administrative staff and school transportation officials. This provides an electronic, verifiable log to prove that inspections are being performed accurately and consistently, and communicates any notable defects in real-time.

Bus Inspection
Child Check Inspection
Some words from Leadership
The integration of Zonar as standard on all of our school buses is one more example of the Thomas Built Buses commitment to innovation. We are proud to offer our customers best-in-class vehicles made smarter by the most comprehensive telematics system available.
Tracy Mack-Askew, Vice President of Engineering, Thomas Built Buses
Zonar telematics equips vehicles with turnkey solutions for adhering to strict safety and compliance regulations. Along with making every Thomas Built Buses vehicle safer, Zonar will simplify workloads, improve processes and lower the overall cost of ownership for all vehicles.
William Brinton, Co-founder, Zonar
Z Pass Child Bus Tracking