SmartStop is “a 3-in-1 mobile platform that allows the users to track their school bus through Google live-tracking.” The app is simple to use for parents, students, bus drivers, and schools.
The school sends all parents an assigned security code and an invite to add their children in the SmartStop app. Once the invite is accepted, parents have the ability to track their students and the child’s specific school bus. Parents receive notifications through the app that allow them to see when the child arrives at the bus stop, is picked up (or misses the bus), and arrives at school. At the end of the day, similar notifications let parents know when the child departs school and arrives back at the bus stop.
Students are able to access the app through an invite from their parent. Once they’ve accepted the invite, they can set up their own personal profile and track their designated bus. If they miss the bus for any reason, the SmartStop app can reroute them to the nearest bus stop, so they still make it to school.
Both parents and students receive notifications when a substitute bus driver is operating the route. It also lets them know of any changes on the bus or its route.