Qualcomm announces new driver safety solutions

Qualcomm has announced several new solutions to enhance driver safety and offer greater flexibility to private and for-hire fleets of all sizes. Augmenting the useful applications available on its Mobile Computing Platforms, Qualcomm has made available:

  • NaviGo 4.0 powered by Telogis In-Cab Navigation – delivers advanced routing capabilities, onboard geocoding, address wizard, points of interest searches and an improved user interface to help fleets increase productivity, enhance customer satisfaction and reduce costs
  • Bendix Wingman Advanced – a collision mitigation technology that leverages a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle to deliver warnings, active interventions (i.e. throttle reduction, engine retarder and brake application) and information
  • Takata's SafeTrak Lane – integrated on-board sensors to the Critical Event Reporting application alerts distracted or fatigued drivers of an unintended lane departure, improving driver performance, preventing costly accidents and refining driver training

Qualcomm also reached a milestone for its Hours of Service (QHOS) application, which has been adopted by more than 140,000 users across more than 500 fleets, as more fleets recognize the value it brings to increasing safety and compliance. Lastly, Qualcomm is now offering customers more flexibility with monthly data plans. The new terrestrial broadband options make it more cost effective for private and for-hire fleets to adopt data-intensive applications, such as In-Cab Scanning and Media Manager, rather than incur transactions charges per page. 

Sylectus, a business unit of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, also launched MyPro for private fleets with fewer than 400 trucks. MyPro is a secure, web-based transportation management software application that enables fleets to create their own secure partner network to take on bigger jobs, without expensive technology investments. A few features and benefits include built-in dispatch, billing and driver settlement tools, flexible integration with many technology platforms, and electronic document management and reporting capabilities.