The weather technology company Vaisala will provide road weather data to connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) via a new partnership.
The Finnish firm has teamed up with the software development company Renovo in a deal that will make available its road weather and road surface condition data to Renovo’s software platform for CAVs. The data will help CAVs operate safely in different weather conditions. In return, Vaisala will be able to supplement its weather data models with vehicle probe data from CAVs operating with the Renovo platform.
The partnership will allow CAVs to pull data on current and forecast road conditions from Vaisala’s network of mobile road weather stations and road sensors. The partnership will see Vaisala join a list of companies in the automated mobility sector that have already joined forces with the Renovo platform including Samsung, Verizon and Intel.
“We are investing heavily into our digital business in which our industry-leading road weather solutions play a key role. These are highly recognized in particular by automotive OEMs, and we are delighted to offer our new road surface intelligence and observation capabilities via the Renovo Platform,” said Markus Melin, vice-president of Vaisala Digital.