Internet of Things Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Weather Telematics has introduced Predictiv RC, an advanced platform that delivers “micro-scale” mapping of road conditions.
“Predictiv RC provides unsurpassed accuracy in assessing and managing risks associated with driving in poor road weather conditions,” the company said in a news release. “This is a critical solution necessary for the burgeoning autonomous- and electric-vehicle markets.”
The updated global platform delivers micro-scale mapping resolution, ranging from 500 meters to below 200 meters, according to the company. The mapping feature “enables Weather Telematics to improve the safety of current connected and electric vehicles while providing the essential data needed to operate autonomous vehicles in all weather conditions.”
The platform’s APIs provide historical, current and predictive road weather conditions (dry, wet, snowy, icy) and road weather hazards, including hydroplaning, wind, visibility, hail and lightning. Predictiv RC enables vehicles to navigate safely in dangerous road conditions, predicting conditions six hours in advance on any route, with more than 90 percent accuracy, according to the company.
For autonomous-vehicle OEMs and automotive Tier 1 suppliers, the Predictiv RC platform assists vehicles’ management of adverse road conditions for safer driving, while predicting road weather conditions ahead of the vehicle to ensure safer route selection, according to the company.
For electric-vehicle manufacturers, Predictiv RC provides essential data needed to accurately assess the battery life, especially in extreme cold and hot weather conditions.
“Our team has exceeded all expectations and we are very excited about the launch of the new micro-scale Predictiv Road Conditions platform,” said Bob Moran, CEO of Weather Telematics. “Predictiv RC provides a new level of predictive road-weather conditions capability and position WTX for its next stage of market penetration and growth.”