The Samsara ID Card Reader leverages near-field communication (NFC) technology to provide increased visibility into student and passenger transit systems. Passengers are issued Samsara ID Cards (or compatible NFC-based ID cards) that contain unique identification numbers. When passengers board and disembark, they tap their ID Cards against the ID Card Reader, which logs and securely transmits time, date, and location data to the Samsara Cloud. As part of Samsara’s powerful IoT platform, the ID Card Reader enables transit fleets to combine ridership data with real-time GPS and camera data, delivering improvements in passenger safety, operational efficiency, and route planning.
Immediately locate and account for passengers on any vehicle, at any time. With instant access to the real-time location of vehicles and passengers, dispatchers can quickly communicate critical information to emergency responders.
Easily provide parents with the confidence that students got on the right bus, at the right stop, at the right time. Samsara reduces the administrative burden of fielding parent inquiries by providing a portal for parents to view the location of their child’s bus in real-time.
Samsara combines ridership data and GPS tracking to show ridership patterns and vehicle utilization rates. Easy-to-use reports can be viewed in the Samsara Dashboard or exported to Excel, enabling fleets to plan more efficient routes and balance bus loads.