Qualcomm Inc., a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Con-way Truckload on Monday, Feb. 4, announced plans to convert Con-way Truckload’s entire fleet of tractors to Qualcomm’s next-generation OmniVision mobile computing platform.
Con-way Truckload says it selected the system for its flexibility and variety of value-added services, and with the objective to improve operational performance and customer service while enhancing the quality of life for its drivers.
“After examining several different mobile computing options and asking our drivers for input, the clear choice was Qualcomm’s OmniVision system – hands down,” says Herb Schmidt, president of Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload. “The Qualcomm system offered the best overall solution for our drivers and our fleet. We are committed to improving the driver experience and service for our customers. The Qualcomm system will help us achieve both of these goals.”
With the OmniVision system, drivers are provided a color touchscreen display and text-to-speech messaging to facilitate easier access to critical information. The text-to-speech feature helps improve driver safety and productivity by eliminating the need to pull over and stop the vehicle to read a text message. The system also uses over-the-air programming for upgrades so that the truck does not have to be pulled off the road to receive the updates.
“We’re proud that Con-way chose the OmniVision system,” says Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation and logistics for San Diego-based Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “We’ve always regarded Con-way as a leading freight transportation company, and the fact that their drivers had a voice in the decision to choose Qualcomm speaks volumes to us.”
The OmniVision mobile computing platform is an integrated system consisting of software, hardware and network infrastructure, enabling delivery of two-way data communications and services to enterprises in a mobile environment. The OmniVision system for transportation incorporates industry-specific capabilities and features.