Freedman Seating Company developed SeatLink™, a seat information tracking system powered by InterMotive Vehicle Controls.
As federal and local regulations continue to advance transportation safety initiatives, including three-point seat belt usage, SeatLink™ offers a practical extension to just offering seat belts. The system displays and tracks the occupancy and belt status of passenger seats and provides visual warnings for the driver.
“Safety is our number one priority, said Dan Cohen, President of Freedman Seating Company. “We’ve maintained a commitment to develop products that exceed federal motor safety standards and we’re excited to be able to offer SeatLink with our partner, InterMotive.”
The system will trigger an alert if an occupant sits but does not buckle or buckles before sitting. The system also records and stores data that can be retrieved in case of an event.
“School bus drivers especially are responsible for maintaining the safety of our children,” said Cohen. “SeatLink gives the driver eyes in the back of their head.”
The system can be expanded to work in vehicles with up to 90 passengers. It can also be battery powered making the system retrofittable on older vehicles.
Installation is simple with plug and play connections. A downloadable app lets the user custom configure the seating layout on the head unit.
SeatLink™ is now available for purchase and can be integrated into most commercial and school buses.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine
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