Qualcomm to deploy Tele Atlas’ mapping, logistics data

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Qualcomm — a provider of mobile communication solutions to the transportation and logistics industry — announced that global geographic content provider Tele Atlas will provide digital mapping and other information for use in Qualcomm’s wireless business solutions, including the upcoming OmniVision mobile computing platform.

OmniVision is a next-generation platform for wireless fleet management solutions, the successor to Qualcomm’s OmniTracs mobile communications solution. Under this agreement, Qualcomm will deploy Tele Atlas’ Dynamap/Transportation and Logistics databases to enhance its line of platforms, applications and services offered to the transportation and logistics, and construction equipment industries.

“The accuracy of Tele Atlas’ maps, their high-quality and efficient data-gathering processes, and their effective integration of trucking attributes and other industry-specific content with their data were critical factors in our decision to select Tele Atlas as our map data supplier,” said Tom Doyle, vice president of business development for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “The high-quality information from Tele Atlas will greatly enhance the benefits and value Qualcomm customers derive from our stable of technologies and complete end-to-end wireless solutions.”

To provide more extensive information for fleet operators, Tele Atlas will enhance its Logistics database — which currently provides bridge, height and weight limits, as well as hazardous materials and road restriction information — with commercial points of interest, such as the location of truck stops, customers’ loading docks and weigh stations.

“Qualcomm is a very important partner for Tele Atlas, and this agreement to provide data for their advanced mobile communications applications supports our commitment to provide industry-leading mapping and location-based content,” said Michael Gerling, COO of the Americas, Tele Atlas.