Travel information company INRIX has launched what it says is a world-first service giving advance warning of dangerous weather-related road conditions.
The company says Road Weather is the first of its kind to give drivers advance warning of dangerous weather-related road conditions ahead, keeping them safer on their route. The solution aggregates big data from connected cars, as well as atmospheric weather conditions, then transmits that data to other cars and mobile applications, giving drivers important information to either choose another route or change their speed well ahead of the problem.
INRIX adds that Road Weather will help reduce the number of traffic accidents related to weather, saving lives and reducing insurance costs for drivers.
The Company says weather-related accidents have a huge impact on travelers around the world, leading to 7,000 U.S. and 8,000 European weather-related auto accident fatalities each year. It adds that US$18 billion is lost because of weather conditions and 25% of US accidents and 30% in Europe are weather-and-environment-related.