Scout modified its tracking devices to be installed inside school busses, providing location tracking to a web app, which Scout designed for the partner company. Parents and family members can use the app to receive alerts when the bus to which their child is assigned is nearing the bus stop.
To protect the safety and privacy of the children, the app requires parents to enroll and be approved by the school district. This ensures that only family members are able to receive notifications. Multiple family members may run the app for any given child, and there can be as many as 50 or more parents/family apps for each Scout enabled bus.