New School Run Technology
A new technology will be used to allow parents to track pupils at St Bede’s College in Manchester.
07:48 01 February 2020
A new technology aimed to improve school run is set to be used in Manchester. Using geofencing technology, the Kura app allows parents of pupils at St Bede’s College to track when their children get on and off the bus. The app will also provide real-time updates of when they pass through pre-determined journey markers. It is considered by some to be the latest in human verification technology since the police check online was streamlined by a tech savvy Australian firm.
Mathew Hassell, founder and CEO of Transport2’s management service, said: “By using our Kura app, parents are greatly reassured,”
“Not only can they be certain when a bus is due to arrive at their stop, but also that their child has safely arrived at the final stop on both legs of their daily journey.”
Lyn Quinn-Matthews, the bursar of St Bede’s, added: “Looking at how our students travel to and from college, we identified a clear opportunity to further improve pupil safety and encourage a greater number of parents to feel comfortable opting for a school bus service,”
“At the same time, there are clear benefits for the wider community and we are keen to play our part in Manchester achieving its targets to improve its environmental performance.”