SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Qualcomm and Wal-Mart together have announced that they will partner to increase support of the U.S. Amber Plan program through Wal-Mart’s new Roadwatch: Missing Child Alert system.
The companies will issue alerts that come through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to drivers of Wal-Mart trucks nationwide via Qualcomm’s OmniTracs mobile communication system.
This program will expand Wal-Mart’s missing children network efforts to the nation’s highways and the watchful eyes of truck drivers.
"As the watchdogs of America’s highways, truck drivers have the unique ability to help identify and report vehicles and individuals who may be involved in child abductions," said Chris Wolfe, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "By providing timely Amber Alerts directly to drivers in their cabs, we hope to assist in rescuing the hundreds of children who are abducted each year."
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