Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced the availability of Fuel Manager, a module in its Performance Monitoring service. As part of the OmniVisionSM Transportation suite of services, Fuel Manager aids transportation companies in reducing fuel consumption by tracking and managing vehicle and driver behaviors that cause unnecessary fuel usage such as speeding, idling and over-revving their engines.
Fuel Manager provides a reliable set of querying and data presentation tools that turn data into actionable information to help companies manage and reduce fuel expenditures. The Performance Monitoring Fuel Manager module is available on the Qualcomm Mobile Computing Platform, which delivers OmniVision Transportation services, and on the OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™ platforms. Fuel Manager is part of Qualcomm's Unlimited Value Plan (UVP) promotion, a monthly flat-rate pricing structure that packages valuable services with the messaging and positioning required to optimize fleet performance.
The Fuel Manager module provides insight into individual driver behaviors that directly affect fuel consumption, positively or negatively. It also quantifies the financial impact of driving behaviors and provides fleets with the flexibility to compare drivers and vehicles. Individual driver performance scorecards can be generated to facilitate performance discussions and fleet-wide comparisons. This feature allows companies to recognize and reward their high performing drivers, and to better manage and coach less efficient drivers to improve their performance.
“The leading causes of concern in the transportation industry are fuel consumption and cost. Fuel Manager enables our customers to better control their fuel consumption by actively managing the driver behaviors that directly affect their fuel expenditures,” said Norm Ellis, vice president, transportation and logistics sales and services for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “The module provides additional value to our customers, especially in light of fluctuating fuel costs and a challenging economy.”
Fuel Manager's advanced querying and data presentation tools allow companies to quickly identify which performance issues are most critical to their business. By turning data into relevant, actionable information, fleets can make appropriate changes for improved results. Fuel Manager also gives insight into potential safety and maintenance issues.
“Qualcomm's Fuel Manager allows us to easily and quickly identify critical performance issues that directly affect fuel consumption among our power units and drivers,” said Todd Davis, director of operations for Davis Transfer Company. “By using the queries, charts and dashboard, we are much more proactive and efficient in getting immediate results.”
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.