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The school bus industry is a traditional industry. To be honest, manufacturers in our industry don’t always get the cutting-edge technologies first. We usually get the best technologies handed down from the auto and commercial transportation markets. But every once in a while, we get to be on the cutting edge and to pave the way for revolutionary future technologies in…

As a result of several recent school bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommend that manufacturers install electronic stability controls on all buses.  Why is electronic stability control important and what exactly does it do?

In a nutshell, electronic stability control assists school bus drivers…

Thomas Built Buses, in partnership with MITO Corporation and CUB Group, currently is working on a prototype of new pedestrian detection technology to address recent concerns of pedestrian accidents outside of the school bus.

It’s a fact that most accidents that involve a school bus happen outside the bus when children run into the road, walk too close to the bus or kneel down to get…

With the debut of the long-awaited Detroit™ DD5™ and DD8™ diesel engines suited for Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner® C2 and Saf-T-Liner® HDX, a new wave of school bus connectivity will hit the market this year with the Detroit™ Connect Virtual Technician℠ remote diagnostic service.  This new service, which will be standard and factory-installed on all school buses equipped…

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