School transport ⁠— Automatic vehicle location technology

Links to access approved AVL technology for school buses and registration support to become a device supplier for the Ministry.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Suppliers 
  • School Bus Operators
  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

School bus operators under contract to the Ministry of Education must have an approved vehicle telematics system fitted to their vehicles. Vehicle telematics systems use Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to transmit information about a vehicle.

What is a vehicle telematics system?

Vehicle telematic systems use Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology to transmit information about a vehicle.

AVL devices are widely used in the transport industry to record information about vehicle performance that could impact passenger experience and safety.

Transmitted information includes:

  • time
  • location
  • excess speed
  • heavy braking
  • sharp cornering.

Who has access to the information?

The information can be accessed by:

  • the vehicle operator
  • the Ministry of Education
  • software developers working for the Ministry.

Approved devices

We have approved the use of the following AVL technology for use by school bus operators:

Make Model Website
Coretex iBright EDR Coretex(external link)

Ehubo 2

Ehubo 1

EROAD(external link)
Fleetpin Fleetpin Cross Country Fleetpin(external link)
GreenRoad V5 GreenRoad(external link)
MiX Telematics  FM Series MiX Telematics(external link)
Teletrac Navman

Qube 300


Teletrac(external link)
TrackIt VT75 TrackIt(external link)

We have no preferred supplier, and makes no representation as to the services offered by any of these providers.

Operators should do their own due diligence before entering into any commercial arrangement for supply.

We are not taking applications from providers to be added to its list of approved AVL technology at this time.

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