InterMotive designs bus seat belt warning system for Freedman Seating Company

Oct. 31, 2019
The seat information tracking system alerts drivers when seat belts aren’t properly buckled.

InterMotive Vehicle Controls has developed a seat information tracking (SIT) system, Safe-T-Seat™, exclusively for Freedman Seating Company.

 “With this exclusive product, Freedman can present a long-desired solution to the seat belt challenge,” said InterMotive President Greg Schafer. “Drivers need a way to ensure passengers are really wearing their seat belts.”

The system will trigger an alert if an occupant sits but does not buckle or buckles before sitting. The system can also record and store data in case of an accident.

Each seat sensing module communicates wirelessly for up to three seating positions, allowing for an expandable system with up to 90 seats for larger vehicles. An alternate battery power option enables the system to be easily retrofitted on older vehicles.

Installation is simple with plug and play connections. A downloadable app lets the user custom configure the seating layout on the tablet.

“Safety is our number one priority, said Craig Freedman, CEO of Freedman Seating Company. “We’re excited to be able to offer our complete occupant protection system with our partner, InterMotive.”