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Public Transit Safety Gets Boost from Mobile WiFi Solutions [Infographic]

Public Transit Mobile WiFiOver 128,000 transit vehicles from 7,300 transportation agencies provided nearly 11 billion rides in 2013. As the population grows and more people move to larger cities, ridership across all modes of public transit—from buses to paratransit solutions—is on the rise. Not only does increased ridership help decrease traffic congestion, it also promotes individual safety, according to a 2014 article in the Journal of Public Transportation

This infographic examines ridership growth across the U.S. and the agencies that help make using public transportation a safe option with driver training, standards programs and technologies like public transit mobile WiFi. With solutions that provide real-time data, video feeds and training opportunities thanks to public transit WiFi, SinglePoint is helping the country’s public transit providers and passengers stay safe one mobile WiFi connection at a time.

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Public Transit & Mobile WiFi: Millennials Lead the Way [Infographic]

Public Transit Mobile WiFiFor today’s generation of Millennials, those between the ages of 18 and 34, public transportation is a way to exercise good stewardship in regards to caring for the earth, the economy and local community. As the largest generation in the nation, 70 percent of Millennials choose a mode of transportation based on their needs, making them more multimodal than Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers,  according to the American Public Transit Association’s study, “Millennials and Mobility.” Similarly, this young generation is at least two times more likely to use public transportation once a week, especially when it offers attractive amenities, such as mobile WiFi.

Millennials represent the future of American ridership, as they will pass on their stewardship values to the future. In fact, up to 80 percent of riders under the age of 40 prefer a 50-minute commute if public transit mobile WiFi is available to a 25-minute car drive. As more individuals move to urban areas to be close to work and recreational attractions, the number of quality public transportation options increase. The following infographic shows the differences in ridership across the generations and how public transit mobile WiFi is one of the most sought-after feature among Millennials.

Want to build a better commute? Learn more about SinglePoint’s hardware and software solutions for public transportation agencies.

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U.S. Transportation Innovation Means Mobile WiFi is on the Move [Infographic]

Mobile WiFi SinglePointIn today’s connected world, the demand for WiFi access is greater than ever. With ridership growing across the board—from commuter rails to charter buses—remaining competitive is a matter of meeting this demand. Along with public transportation, emergency service personnel find increased value in WiFi-enabled vehicles. Across the country, connectivity in different modes of transportation is a reality. The following infographic explores how mobile WiFi has improved the transportation industry and meets the needs of not just riders, but service providers as well. It also shares how you can make the most of mobile WiFi solutions in your fleet.

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Emergency Medical Services Benefit from Mobile Wifi

Ambulance WiFiEvery day, the world gets a little more wired. Walking around your city, you may notice more and more signs boasting complimentary WiFi. As the internet moves into new areas of our lives, mobile internet accessibility is transforming entire industries, including emergency response services. WiFi systems such as our WiFi In Motion kit allow EMT workers to tap into local cell networks for on-the-go internet connectivity, thus improving health outcomes.

Our WiFi In Motion solution envelops a vehicle with a hotspot of WiFi access.  A police car, ambulance, or fire truck can be easily equipped with a WiFi In Motion system, which includes a router, signal booster, antenna, and mounting hardware.

Ambulance WiFi can benefit emergency workers in many ways:

  • Fill out patient intake forms on the way to the hospital, saving everyone time and accelerating healing.
  • Position vehicles more effectively. When WiFi In Motion is installed across a fleet of emergency vehicles, central dispatch can track each car and ambulance in real time via GPS. This allows for more flexible, efficient placement of vehicles around emergency situations.
  • Reduce paperwork and communication errors. With WiFi in Motion, EMT workers can submit forms and pictures wirelessly. Doctors and nurses can then access patient information through a secure hospital network. With group access, the risk of neglected or lost information is reduced. Healthcare workers will have far less paperwork on their hands with WiFi In Motion installed—no need to fill out more paperwork when everything’s already uploaded to shared digital files.

Ultimately, installing mobile WiFi can save lives by facilitating communication between EMT workers and hospital doctors and nurses.  Traveling WiFi access allows emergency workers to submit vital information more quickly—a game changer in healthcare, where life and death is often decided in a matter of seconds.

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Keeping Connected: The Importance of Mobile WiFi for Commuters [Infographic]

Mobile WiFiTechnology-addicted consumers are clamoring for mobile WiFi everywhere they go – even during the morning commute. This Infographic outlines the growing demand for mobile WiFi by commuters, how they use it, the changing face of mass transit riders, and the growing use of WiFi on buses and trains.

SinglePoint Communications is an exclusive U.S. distributor of WiFi in Motion — a rugged suite of products designed to offer high-speed wireless Internet on public transit, private charter and personal vehicles.

 

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Cutting Edge Mobile Wifi Technology Improves Safety & Efficiency of Roads

A serpentine highway through Downtown SeattleAccording to the CDC, more than 32,000 Americans die in automobile crashes every year; indeed, car crashes are the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 4 and 35. Fortunately, traveling WiFi could soon make America’s roads safer. The Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot, a yearlong test of V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communication, is wrapping up in Ann Arbor, Mich. Assuming results are positive, mobile WiFi could soon be seen as a crucial safety feature in the modern automobile.

Here’s how the mobile WiFi technology would work: Cars and trucks would be equipped with a traveling wireless internet device that would emit a safety message 10 times per second. Similar gadgets would be installed in other vehicles and in road infrastructure including traffic signals, pavement sensors and work zone equipment. In effect, this would create a mobile wireless internet network just for traffic. The onboard sensor for each vehicle would scan for potential dangers and send the driver a warning when an unsafe situation looms. This potential “game changer in roadway safety,” as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator David Strickland has called it, could help drivers with:

  • Intersection movement assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Do not pass warning
  • Left turn assist
  • Emergency break light warning
  • Blind spot/lane change warning

The NHTSA has already completed the first half of the Safety Pilot study, in which drivers in six different cities tested out the technology in parking structures and test tracks. The data from these driver clinics are encouraging. Ninety percent of drivers who participated said they wanted this kind of safety assist technology in their own cars, and 74.5 percent of them said the mobile WiFi warning system was no more distracting than a car radio.

In the second half of the Safety Pilot study, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute was enlisted to create a test environment in Ann Arbor, Mich. About 3,000 cars and trucks are included in the test, which is slated to conclude this fall. The data from this test will help NHTSA administrators determine whether V2V and V2I traveling WiFi safety devices are reliable and safe enough for broader application. Some experts estimate that this new form of vehicle communication could help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of 80 percent crashes in which drivers are unimpaired. Given how many lives this technology could save, we’re looking forward to the day when consistent, dependable V2V and V2I mobile wireless internet is available for all makes and models.

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Do You Know About Our Mobile WiFi Referral Program?

SailingDid you know you can have WiFi on a boat? WiFi for RV users is also available. Here at SinglePoint, we offer a mobile WiFi system that’s simple to set up and use. Plus, when your RV or boating friends learn about your internet capabilities and want to get their hands on their own system, you can get rewards.

SinglePoint’s Mobile WiFi

WiFi In Motion is the SinglePoint system that allows you to receive RV internet or WiFi on a boat. It comes with your choice of antenna as well as a rugged router to turn your vessel or vehicle into an instant hotspot via a robust cellular signal. This occurs by tethering a compatible cell phone to the router or by inserting a broadband card. SinglePoint also offers an optional cellular signal booster. When the system is set up, you can access the internet while you’re on the road or cruising in your boat. Unlike other systems, SinglePoint’s solution uses a truly imbedded cellular model, which extends the life and usability of your WiFi system.

SinglePoint’s Referral Program

We appreciate your referrals! When you refer a customer to us and they purchase one of our products, you will receive a $25 debit card. By participating in our referral program, you’ll also receive a custom coupon code for $25, a savings you can pass along to friends. Contact us for more information about our referral program.

The future of mobile technology is here. Is your RV or boat connected?

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