Internet of Things announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Weather Telematics, will introduce Predictiv SA (Safety Alerts).
Predictiv SA provides drivers with a single alert when road conditions ahead of the vehicle are predicted to be dangerous, requiring immediate driver intervention.
The predictive safety-alert system is designed to help drivers avoid, manage or mitigate dangerous road conditions before they occur, according to the company.
Predictiv SA is a new extension of WTX’s Predictiv RC global platform that delivers “micro-scale” mapping resolution. The advanced capability 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 Predictiv SA API combines road weather conditions (dry, wet, snowy or icy) and road weather hazards, (including hydroplaning, wind and visibility), into one consolidated road safety “score.” The driver (and/or vehicle) only receive the Predictiv SA safety alert when the combined dangers exceed minimum risk thresholds, minimizing driver distraction.
For connected and autonomous vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, WTX’s Predictiv RC and new Predictiv SA help manage adverse road conditions for safer driving, while predicting road weather conditions ahead of the vehicle to mitigate risk and ensure safer route selection, according to the company.
“Many of today’s vehicles are capable of detecting dangerous road weather conditions near the vehicle, but in some cases it’s too late for the driver to take action,” said Bob Moran, CEO of Weather Telematics. “Predictiv SA has been specifically designed to give drivers and vehicles predictive awareness of hazards before they pose life-threatening risks. Combining our Predictiv RC and Predictiv SA products provides unsurpassed levels of safety for drivers and positions Weather Telematics as an industry leader in AI-based mobility technologies.”