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Weather forecasts to connect with vehicles

3 August 2018

Bosch has partnered with Foreca, a Finnish weather forecasting company, to offer connected vehicles detailed information about road conditions.The basic service will launch in 2020 using just weather data, but will be expanded later with data from vehicles.

To allow AVs to drive safely at all times, they need to be able to adapt their driving style to the road conditions. Therefore they need information about the weather, ideally live info.

Bosch estimates it would take some 20 million connected cars to cover the roughly 80,000km of motorway in Europe alone. For this reason, road-weather forecasts will initially be the only reliable source of information for drawing sound conclusions about road conditions, especially in rural areas where there is less traffic (and fewer vehicles to gather data).

Source: Autonomous Vehicle International.

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