Raise the taxes on fuel. Simple and effective. For lorries and buses, european legislation requires from the eighties that they're equipped with a tachigraph that will record the mileage and the peak speed.
My actual DSL, old big telco, with the DSL contract gives me POP3 server, SMTP server, NNTP, server and guess what? 200 megabytes ona FTP server.
So the idea to save things on the cloud is a bit older, isn't it?
Better yet, imagine where the "PC" would be today if Apple had tried something like this.
Imagine if you you were in the early 80s, bought an Apple][ PC, and the only devices you could add were from Apple
People bought Apple PCs and clones because there was so much choice and competition.
FTFY The IBM PC design was a a choice made by IBM after seeing the huge success of the Apple ][ PC. At the time IBM was perfectly capable to build a custom microporcessor. They had the technology to build the IBM 5100 in 1975. A better and faster system in 1981 using an IBM CPU was feasible.
Reason to DSL outage here could be for instance:
* lighting on the phone line melting lignting dischargers in CO
* hornet hive in the patchbox.
* farmer son driving the John Deere hit and run a telephone pole
* chewed cable by wild boars
Put cameras inside it.
Put cars in Dunsfold Park circuit
Give Jeremy, Richard and Dave one RC car controller each.
Make funny Top Gear Episode while the clunkers are trashed.
Or you could teach them to read the numbers on the side of the bus, but that's just my zany, wacky idea. Or are the kids too stupid to get on the exact same numbered bus day after day?
In the 1800's because there were a lot of illiterates, horse drawn trams were using wooden panels with the line numbers with different colours, so for instance the line 5 was using a green panel and line 6 a blue panel. Problem solved. Anyway the actual school buses are using only the colour designation.