Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its division, Qualcomm Enterprise Services, a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications, and services to transportation and logistics companies, launched its Trailer ABS Connect application for the Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200. Further expanding Qualcomm’s comprehensive suite of mobile fleet management solutions, Trailer ABS Connect delivers important information about trailer location and status from supported trailer and tractor anti-lock braking systems (ABS) to improve fleet management and maintenance, according to the company.
Targeted specifically to fleets that have not adopted a fully-featured trailer tracking solution, the Trailer ABS Connect application provides fleet managers vital trailer and tractor connect and disconnect event information, including: time, date and location of an event; trailer ID; MCP ID; and trailer odometer reading. It also identifies incorrect tractor trailer parings, which can be costly for fleets to correct, according to Qualcomm. The data collected is received and transmitted seamlessly via Qualcomm’s MCP110 and 200, and can be delivered directly to fleet managers through their dispatch software, enabling them to better monitor maintenance intervals and unauthorized trailer usage. Through Trailer ABS Connect, fleet managers know which trucks are connected to which trailers; as a result, they can more efficiently plan the allocation of available assets for enhanced productivity and improved security.