Predicting Hazardous Road Conditions

Benefits

It is anticipated that this system in the near future will 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