For schools, iTAC involves zero capital investment and entails only a nominal monthly rental, says Mr K. Bhuvanadasan, Managing Director, ii-2.

The in-built smart sensor is capable of ‘smelling out' presence of alcohol in the driver's breath and alerting the authorities. In this manner, it deters drunken driving, a scourge of the transport department and nightmare of parents.

The motion sensors ensure prevention of theft, even detects if the engine is switched on during odd hours. It also gives out an alert in case the battery is disconnected - even unauthorised towing away of vehicles.

On the other hand, parents are kept informed of the location of the school bus at a given time through text messages. This helps save time otherwise wasted waiting for pick-ups and drops. School authorities can track the schedule and route adherence of the fleet.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated May 15, 2012)
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