A vehicle monitoring system is implemented for tracking the movement of a bus from any location at a specific time. The proposed system make use of a technology that combines a smart phone application with a microcontroller. A device is placed inside the vehicle which determines the position of the bus using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Users will be able to continuously monitor the moving vehicle on demand using the application. This scheme uses an alcohol sensor and a panic switch for the safety of the children. In case of emergency, the status of the bus is known to the school organisation as well as parents. This paper presents experimental results of the system to efficiently track and monitor the school bus.
Keywords : Arduino MEGA, School Bus Tracking, SmartPhone Application, GPS, GSM Technology , Safety and Security Enhancement.