A key component of Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platforms (MCPs) is our in-motion user interface (IMUI). Our IMUI is a Qualcomm-standard feature, but it is unique in the industry. Using Qualcomm's advanced technology, our IMUI has changed how information is presented to drivers and won over many previously skeptical fleet managers and owners. So why should you care about IMUI?
As the understanding and awareness of the dangers of distracted driving have increased, several states have enacted laws that prohibit the use of cell phones and texting while driving. Congress is working to enact legislation that will mandate that states pass anti-texting legislation and/or reward those that do. A movement is underway to impose texting bans and cell phone restrictions nationwide, just as all states now have seatbelt-use and DUI laws. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation has already expressed interest in establishing a regulation that restricts texting and mobile communications in commercial vehicles. The two regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued to address distracted driving include:
One of the biggest challenges facing the trucking industry today is how to handle driver distraction. As drivers rely more on cell phones, text messaging, and navigation systems, they are more easily distracted, putting themselves, their cargo, and other drivers in danger. On one hand, modern fleet management technology has certainly helped truck drivers with accurate hours, safe routes, efficiency, and instant information. However, when that hand belongs to the driver who is not using technology safely, it can pose problems.