Trip Manager displays key trip information to fleet managers and other back-office staff through maps, reports and queries. Qualcomm says that with this data, fleet managers can monitor planned versus actual routes taken, discern trends, identify underperforming stops and drivers and determine focus areas for improvement, which can help reduce overall fleet costs.
“Trip Manager will allow our customers to increase driver and dispatcher productivity, improve customer service, enhance fleet productivity and better manage costs,” says Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services.
A Proof of Delivery handheld application, which leverages Intermec’s CN50 rugged mobile computer, also is scheduled to be available this summer. Qualcomm says the application is suited for private fleets, dedicated logistics operations and specialized carriers. It will allow the driver to automate work assignments performed outside of the vehicle, such as barcode scanning, exception management and signature capture.
“By collaborating with Blue Dot, an industry leader in mobile work force management solutions, we will ensure that our Proof of Delivery application delivers maximum value,” Ellis says.
A Vehicle Inspection Report application provides a closed-loop process for completing vehicle inspection reports. VIR will help fleets decrease operational costs, improve the accuracy of vehicle inspection reports and focus on the critical inspection elements and requirements identified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the company says.
VIR allows fleets to control user access and editing capabilities for vehicle inspection reports, and provides search, edit, data exporting and printing capabilities. Drivers can access VIR through Qualcomm’s Hours of Service (QHOS) application or as a standalone application. VIR is scheduled to be available in late 2011.
Qualcomm also announced the integration of Mobileye’s onboard sensor data with its Critical Event Reporting application (CER). Mobileye’s image sensing and processing technology detects critical events – including lane departures, forward collision warnings and following time violations – and also alerts the driver in the cab. Qualcomm customer C.R. England, the nation’s largest refrigerated trucking company, is deploying the integrated solution.
“In addition to Mobileye’s real-time in-cab information that our drivers are benefitting from, we have the ability to generate near-real time alerts and advanced reports in the back end with our Qualcomm Mobile Computing Platform, allowing us to make more informed decisions,” says Thom Pronk, corporate vice president of training and safety for Salt Lake City-based C.R. England. “The collaboration allows us to achieve a significant reduction in collision-related costs.”
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