Qualcomm debuts proof-of-delivery application

April 19, 2011
CINCINNATI. Qualcomm announced a new proof-of-delivery application and an integration of its critical event reporting with Mobileye’s camera-based safety systems at the National Private Truck Council’s Annual Expo here

CINCINNATI. Qualcomm announced a new proof-of-delivery application and an integration of its critical event reporting with Mobileye’s camera-based safety systems at the National Private Truck Council’s Annual Expo here.

The proof of delivery application is designed for private fleets, dedicated logistics operations, and specialized carriers. It will automate work assignments such as barcode scanning, exception management, and signature capture, Qualcomm said. It is scheduled for a summer release.

By using wireless connectivity, proof of delivery improves time to invoice through near real-time delivery notification, the company said. By eliminating paperwork, fleets can see reduced costs and more efficient management with the transmission of critical information such as delivery time, change of custody status, and damage reporting claims directly from the field.

“We are pleased to introduce this handheld application for the transportation and logistics industry, which will serve as a complement to the applications we deliver through our Mobile Computing Platforms,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “By collaborating with Blue Dot, an industry leader in mobile workforce management solutions, we will ensure that our proof of delivery application delivers maximum value.”

The product is scalable and includes integrated application management, service-oriented architecture (SOA)/cloud integration, administration portal, and unconstrained customization through professional services, Qualcomm said.

It will also support Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform customers using satellite, terrestrial or WiFi connectivity, in addition to ruggedized hardware with integrated modems.

Qualcomm also announced that its critical event reporting (CER) application is now integrated with Mobileye’s on-board sensor data to offer driver managers visibility into safety-related events to allow for proactive communication with drivers.

Mobileye uses advanced image sensing and processing technology detects events to provide lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and following time violations. Driver alerts are included.

Mobileye’s systems include a camera located inside the vehicle’s front windshield and use advanced vision technologies to detect and measure the distance to vehicles and to lane markings.

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