ALK Technologies announced the availability of CoPilot Truck Optimized by Qualcomm for Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50). Available as the exclusive in-cab navigation application at launch for the MCP50, CoPilot Truck is proven to help fleets reduce out-of-route mileage, increase driver efficiency and compliance, and improve driver safety, according to the company.
ALK Technologies said the fully on-board solution CoPilot Truck allows drivers to calculate optimal, truck-specific routes based on their vehicle profile dimensions, routing parameters and load-specific information, including HAZMAT categories, without the need for off-board computations. Up-to-date, street-level ALK Maps of the U.S. and Canada, enhanced with PC*MILER truck-specific attributes and millions of points of interest (POIs) – including truck services, truck stops, rest areas and weigh stations – are stored directly on-board the MCP50 for constant, reliable access, the maker added.
"CoPilot Truck Optimized by Qualcomm is a key component of the MCP50, which helps fleets address a broad range of operational challenges," said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. "Our collaboration with ALK provides a powerful solution that can benefit for-hire and private fleets of all sizes."
"ALK is pleased that Qualcomm has chosen CoPilot Truck’s reliable on-board solution as the in-cab navigation component of their newest mobile fleet management solution, the MCP50," said Michael Kornhauser, senior vice president of enterprise solutions, ALK Technologies. "CoPilot Truck’s unique value of delivering industry standard PC*MILER routing to the cab, combined with Qualcomm’s powerful fleet management solutions, provides fleets of all sizes an unparalleled solution."
CoPilot Truck’s voice guided, turn-by-turn directions using Qualcomm’s proprietary In-Motion User Interface and text-to-speech functionality to pronounce full street names combined with fast, automatic re-route calculation if a driver misses a turn or goes off their planned route, ensures improved driver safety on the road, the maker said. Designed with drivers in mind, the application features a dynamic map and driver safety guidance views, along with enhanced guidance on the approach to complex interchanges with real signpost information and lane assist arrows. Clearly displayed automatic alerts appear on-screen to warn the driver of upcoming potential hazards, the company added.
CoPilot Truck Optimized by Qualcomm is also available on Qualcomm’s MCP200 and MCP110.