RoadCloud’s road friction estimates, road condition data and weather data will be available on Here Technologies global location data exchange hub.
RoadCloud, the connected vehicle data platform that provides real-time information for transportation services and systems, and location and data platform Here Technologies, are joining forces to make the former’s road friction estimates, road condition data and weather data available via the Here Marketplace.
The marketplace is a global location data exchange hub which is designed to help cities and organisations utilise location data at an unprecedented scale and accelerate data-driven innovation.
By equipping commercial vehicle fleets with high-fidelity sensors, RoadCloud based in Espoo, Finland, continuously collects high-quality data on the state of the entire road network, including road pavement quality, black ice and potential aquaplaning scenarios.
Its optical sensor (infra-red spectrometer and cloud-side calibration) can also collect information on water depth on the road and provide a continuous road friction coefficient.
“This will enable OEMs and smart cities to seamlessly access and integrate our data into their existing systems”
The data helps OEMs to increase the safety of their advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and accelerate autonomous vehicle development by providing an accurate view of the road conditions “behind the next curve”.
It can also help smart cities and road authorities maintain roads. According to 2020 figures from the Swedish Transport Administration, this can be achieved by up to 20 per cent more efficiently and with a 15 per cent lower impact on the environment in both summer and winter.
“Through the Here Marketplace, we’re tapping into an extensive ecosystem of companies and developers,” said Ari Tuononen, CEO of RoadCloud. “This will enable OEMs and smart cities to seamlessly access and integrate our data into their existing systems.”
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