In 2013, one of the founders of Viafy was talking on the phone to his mother, who serves as a school bus aide, listening to the issues they were facing with bus delays. At the same time, while a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was tracking his Domino’s pizza delivery in real-time on his smartphone…in that moment, he thought “if we can track our pizza, why can’t we track our kids?” and Viafy was born!
Today, our suite of hardware and software solutions have been implemented in thousands of buses across the world. Through our agile platform, school districts are saving thousands of dollars a year on bus maintenance, inefficient routing, and idling vehicles. In many of these same school districts, parents are enjoying the benefits of tracking the school bus commute via our real-time Viafy app.
Viafy is backed by a leading international tech company, GMS. Founded in 1978, GMS is one South America’s longest running tech companies. From its start in Quito, Ecuador, the company has expanded its direct coverage to Colombia, Panama, Peru, and the USA. Its team of 100+ people service over 1,000 B2B customers. GMS has an exclusive partnership with and vested interest in Viafy. Not only does GMS support Viafy’s robust IT and cyber security foundation, but GMS also provides the development horsepower to provide clients with customized solutions and the most cutting-edge education transportation technology. Schools utilizing Viafy can rest assured that they have the full trust, resources, and support of GMS as well as Viafy.
The Viafy team has extensive experience in school transportation, education technology, fleet management, software development, and more.
“Viafy brings new life into the school bus GPS, route planning, and parent notification world. Viafy’s connection to GMS ensures that your data is secure and our association with MIT provides access to the brightest IT minds in the world. This is the future of school transportation.”
– Robert Scott, CEO Viafy Inc.