Three mobility challenges in buses

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Personnel transportation systems are very common today: Companies and schools have adopted these services via buses for their employees and students.  However, these systems are not exempt from management and security challenges especially during Pandemic times. 

Fortunately, we have solutions that provide several operational, administrative, and security benefits for these companies and schools that have decided to make use of these transportation systems.  

Some of these problematic issues that need a resolution by implementing a mobility solution are:

  1. Blind spots prone to accidents and crime 

  2. Biosecurity during Pandemic times 

  3. Operational inefficiencies 

In the following paragraphs we will elaborate detail how each one of these points: 

  1. Blind spots prone to accidents and crime  

Perhaps the most notable difference between a mass transportation system and a public one is precisely the restrictions enforced for access to certain users.  However, some transportation systems do not have such control and therefore this leads to multiple risks.    

All kinds of incidents can occur in transport systems. Access of an unauthorized person could lead to theft or even more serious crimes.

In fact, the media has even published news of former employees with no resentment whatsoever, either due to conflicts with their bosses or having been fired, have entered their former workplaces, not always resulting in the most desirable ending.

Additionally, there in an underlying legal issue due to lack of effective control of authorized personnel boarding the right bus of a certain organization. In the event of an accident, the company must be liable for the health of those who prove they belong to it; However, reporting the presence of an outsider without a badge or credential may mean a legal inconvenience, with potential financial damages for the institution.

To avoid all of the above, Alutel Mobility has a mobility solution for buses, based on the RAGTAB AM 171 tablet with its mounting bracket for transport systems.

The RAGTAB tablet stores the database of those who are authorized to be on the buses used by the company based on a route assigned to the driver, who simply verifies in the system a valid credential of each passenger who enters with their respective card.

The Alutel Mobile application provides the information instantly and safeguards the history of the completed route, even after crossing an area without internet connection. This makes it possible to verify, when connectivity is reactivated, that the indicated route has been followed, and serves as proof to challenge the driver’s testimony in the event that he/she has deviated from the initial route.

In addition, a supervisor is no longer required to write down the names of those who boarded the bus on a spreadsheet, and then enter them into an Excel spreadsheet, slowing down the entire administrative process. Alutel's solution provides greater operational efficiency at all levels.

In this way, the company (be it a corporation in the mining industry, airport, among others, or an educational entity) keeps a meticulous record of the whereabouts of its occupants.

  1. Biosecurity during Pandemic times 

The fear of spreading of COVID-19 initially triggered the fear of the use of mass transport, even by private entities. The concern has been in the management of the distance between passengers, but also in monitoring any possible contagious activity of the virus due to the spread of the outbreak among the members of any organization.

In the process of reactivating each country, governments have issued a series of protocols that have had as a common denominator the use of masks and social distancing. This last measure has been supported by solutions such as Alutel Mobility, which not only allow the assignment of seats on a bus, but also configure its maximum capacity (either 25% or 50%).

Even with this, the report of a positive case can lead to the isolation of all the passengers that boarded that bus, whether they are work colleagues or classmates.  This consequently leads to a period of massive absenteeism, which affects the current dynamics of any organization.

However, thanks to the Alutel Mobility solution, it is possible to trace who the closest occupants were, and therefore with a potential risk virus spread.  By having this group identified, only this certain number of people would have to be isolated and avoid higher level of alarm.

  1. Operational inefficiencies 

One of the most frequent inconveniences in organizations is the unexpected absence of one or a group of members of the organization, with an assigned role that requires some prior planning. Think of both, a mining company employee, a professor in charge of a class, or even a student or students required for the development of an academic activity.

On repeated occasions, the different administrative departments thus find a delay in their operational schedules due to the time invested by the employer or shift coordinator to reschedule their work plans.

Alutel Mobility's solution saves that time by notifying about the presence of personnel right from the bus departure point, both those expected to show-up for work and others that were not scheduled to report to work that day.

In this way, processes are automated by determining, during the journey, who will attend and allowing a greater window for maneuvering to the person in charge of each area with precise information on the people who will be joining him that day.


Alutel Mobility's mobility solution for transportation systems is a tool for improving safety and business efficiency, both elements directly related to corporate profitability.

All this makes the mobility solution for transportation systems the solution of excellence for any entity that presumes itself to be part of the 21st century. If you want to know more in detail about its different features, click here.

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