Netherlands: Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe has announced the availability of the Driver Telematics Application. The Driver Telematics App provides fleet owners with a simple, cost-effective, real-time solution to manage and monitor their subcontractors. The app will be available through Google Play (Android Market) this summer and can be installed on an Android smartphone.
The Driver Telematics App gives transportation companies real-time data on the progress of each trip, including location, load information and status and workflow, which can be seamlessly integrated into the company’s back-office system. With the free-form messaging option, subcontractors can immediately inform transport companies of any changes to the transport job in order to quickly keep their customers abreast of changes to the estimated time of arrival. The app also offers advantages when a company’s own fleet vehicles do not have on-board telematics equipment installed but occasionally need access to a telematics application.
The Driver Telematics App can help fleets improve back-office performance in several key ways by enabling fleet owners to:
- Monitor subcontractors and access real-time information on journeys and associated loads, which can simplify real-time decision-making and eliminate dependence on outdated information or missing subcontractor input;
- Validate invoice details, perform detailed evaluations of subcontractor performance and monitor compliance with service level agreements;
- Manage assets, including subcontractors’ vehicles, through a single user interface: Qualcomm’s Web-based FleetVisor portal; and
- Improve communication with customers by proactively providing updates and responding to questions on load status.