Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced Maptuit®’s NaviGo™ Fuel and NaviGo Hazmat add-ons to its NaviGo In-Cab Navigation service on the Mobile Computing Platform (MCP) Series. The two NaviGo add-ons offer additional functionality to help fleets control costs and improve routing.
NaviGo Fuel provides information on fuel stations and their associated fuel prices within a customer-configurable radius or corridor along the truck’s route. Search results are returned based on the fuel stops’ proximity to the vehicle’s current location. In addition to selecting which fuel data feed they would like to use, customers also have the option of leveraging their own custom fuel network, which helps improve efficiency in managing fuel plans and fuel costs.
With NaviGo Hazmat routing service, the driver is routed using a hazmat trunk network consisting of only Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) roads. Within the route, known hazmat-forbidden roads are circumnavigated based on the criteria for specified hazardous material. This helps ensure fleet compliance with Department of Transportation regulations.
“Fuel and hazardous materials information are critical to the efficiency of any fleet,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Combined with our current NaviGo In-Cab Navigation service, NaviGo Fuel and NaviGo Hazmat provide drivers and the back office with data designed to improve productivity by streamlining the navigation process.”
Maptuit’s NaviGo, available on Qualcomm’s MCP 100 and 200 Series, is a near real-time, hybrid in-cab navigation solution that uses both on-board and server-based computing power to provide accurate maps and truck safe routes. This end-to-end solution offers interactive maps to improve efficiency and the user experience. Drivers access an easy-to-use interactive navigation application providing optimal map viewing options for day and night using a built-in, in-motion interface for improved driver safety. Additionally, accurate routes enable increased productivity, enhanced customer satisfaction and, ultimately, an improvement to the bottom line.
The navigation service helps to reduce out-of-route miles and improves on-time delivery with commercial-grade truck routing, accurate maps with street-level detail and directions delivered over the air. Qualcomm’s on-board mobile application server houses the NaviGo applications and maps. Intensive route computations are processed by Maptuit’s powerful server farm and are delivered seamlessly over-the-air, enabling both effective and cost-efficient truck routing.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients.
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