Arity, the technology company founded by Allstate “to make mobility safer, smarter and more useful,” recently introduced a suite of three new data products designed to help reduce the number of collisions and fatalities on the road.
Called Risk Data Stream, Drive Shield Routing and Drive Shield Alerts, the new offerings from Arity are designed to enable automotive OEMs, telematics service providers (TSPs), insurance providers and other vendors to predict accident risk and boost safety.
“Users can harness these prediction tools to help improve accuracy and safety within their solutions, whether navigation and telematics applications, semi-autonomous vehicles, active safety systems or fleet management and infrastructure planning,” Arity said in a news release. “By closely analyzing millions of vehicle collision insurance claims and understanding the environmental conditions present in those collisions, Arity’s data scientists are offering an unparalleled real-time model of the probability and severity of vehicle collisions.”
The new model, called the Arity Risk Data Stream, is the brain behind the new solutions, according to the company. It provides insight into where, when and how collisions occur.
Now consumers and the transportation industry can quantify the real-time risk of any road and, if necessary, choose a safer route, according to Arity.
“These are truly innovative, life-saving products,” said Gary Hallgren, president of Arity. “We’ve done something very unique here by quantifying the real-time risk of any road. We’re arming drivers and transportation players with valuable information so they can make smarter, safer decisions on the road. We believe this can and will reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, which today stands at an alarming 6-plus million accidents, over 2 million injuries and nearly 40,000 fatalities a year. We look forward to seeing what our partners and customers do with this data, whether it’s baking it into active safety systems in vehicles today to fully autonomous vehicles in the future.”
The three new products are:
- Risk Data Stream – Customers can send Arity a specific road, route or point on a map and, using the Risk Data Stream, Arity returns a rich data set that includes a real-time road risk score, historic accident statistics, and other information they can use in their own models. Risk scores are based on road characteristics, historic accidents, live traffic and weather.
- Drive Shield Alerts – Drivers receive an alert when approaching high-risk areas where accidents are likely to occur. Drive Shield Alerts describe risks, estimated severity levels and ways to avoid them.
- Drive Shield Routing – Once a driver is aware of upcoming risks, Drive Shield Routing offers a safer route alternative to current navigation systems. The new routes are based on real-time information and the risk score of each road segment along the way.
Arity combines nearly 30 billion miles of data and more than 85 years of Allstate’s insurance experience “to empower both the transportation industry and its customers,” the company said.