Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $ 16.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of SafeEye , a path breaking innovative solution in School Bus Safety in the small vans category. The technology solution will be fitted into Mahindra’s Maxximo Mini Van VX School Bus to transform school bus safety by setting a new benchmark. The SafeEye will thus transform the current Maxximo Mini Van VX from a very safe and comfortable school transport vehicle, to a best-in-class 360 degree safe school transport solution .
The Maxximo Mini Van VX School Bus with SafeEye is competitively priced at Rs. 4.37 lac (BS4 variant ex showroom Mumbai) without Live Streaming and Rs. 4.88 lac (BS4 variant ex showroom Mumbai) with Live Streaming.
The SafeEye technology is expected to revolutionize the manner in which School Administrators and parents can ensure safety of their children and wards travelling to and from school.
SafeEye will offer parents, principals and bus operators alike a gamut of solutions and the all important opportunity to use these to ensure the safety and security of their children. Parents and school administrators will now be able to keep track of their wards in real-time via a live video streaming feed, available in the palm of their hands. This would be possible through GPS technology on a 3G network, all by simply downloading a simple android application.
The SafeEye will also offer SMS alerts and important features like location and speed limit tracker. Parents and Principals alike can get regular updates on the location and safety of school children all the way from home to school and back. The SOS feature will also allow them to get updates whenever there is an unusual deviation of route or an accident. It can also help School Bus Operators keep track of their fleet and the conduct and driving habits of their drivers.
Speaking on this launch, Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “School Bus Safety has been a major cause for concern within Indian society and numerous public debates have ignited over the last few years on the ways to resolve this critical issue. As a socially responsible organization, we at Mahindra try to be responsive to such issues and thus, the launch of this innovative solution. I am sure that the SafeEye digital solution is a step forward in ensuring the safety of our children while commuting to and from school.”
Since its launch in July 2012, the Maxximo Mini Van VX School Bus with its class leading safety features has emerged as one of the safest school transportation solutions available in the country today. Some of the features that make it an ideal school transport vehicle include, a Monocoque chassis with Independent Front Suspension for a comfortable jerk free ride for children; child locks on sliding doors to ensure that children do not accidentally open the doors when the vehicle is being driven; LSPV Brakes to ensure robust and reliable braking every time it is required; horizontal grills on all side windows, fire extinguisher, emergency braking hammer, an emergency exit and first aid kit to name a few.
The vehicle comes pre-fitted with all safety features, as per the regulatory norms for school bus safety, ensuring the customer/owner does not have to make any further modifications.
The Maxximo Mini Van VX School Bus has undergone rigorous test runs and has been validated on all performance, safety and reliability parameters. The vehicle is further supported by Mahindra’s service network, which is one of the largest and spread across the country.