Qualcomm Inc. last demonstrated security features of its OmniTRACS satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system at a Washington, D.C. event attended by congressional leaders and DOT representatives.
Qualcomm gave live demonstrations of a truck equipped with satellite-based mobile communications and position-tracking systems and associated safety and security technology, such as emergency notification panic buttons, driver I.D. authentication, and tamper detection alerts. The truck also displayed several different prototype technologies for disabling the truck in case of an emergency, either remotely via satellite communication or triggered by events occurring in the vehicle.
"We need to deploy smart technologies like OmniTRACS to secure hazardous materials," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), co-chair of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Caucus. "Qualcomm is leading the charge with smarter technology."
Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA), who serves on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, said Qualcomm's security technology, which automatically enables drivers to call for help in an emergency, is the type of innovation Homeland Security needs.