Predicting Hazardous Road Conditions

Benefits

It is anticipated that the Pikalert® system will soon be adopted by industry to push road hazard alerts to drivers in vehicles, increasing safety.

Challenge

In a typical year, there are 1.25 million weather-related vehicle crashes in the U.S., 445,303 injuries, over 5,897 fatalities, and 554 million vehicle-hours of delay during poor weather/road conditions. Drivers need significantly improved information on pavement and weather hazards.

Solution

Pikalert®, Connected Vehicles

Connected Vehicle Technology – Pikalert®.

With funding and support from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT), NCAR developed the Pikalert® Vehicle Data Translator that integrates vehicle-based measurements of the road and surrounding atmosphere with traditional weather data creating road and atmospheric hazard products for a variety of users. 

Predicting Hazardous Road Conditions