Home Menu Search

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.

Related news, events and information

Travel Carefully in the Spring Showers

4 May 2008 – Now that lighter nights and spring have reached the Northern Hemisphere, and with meteorologists predicting...

Volvo Cars to launch autonomous driving

27 April 2016 – Story from Fleet News Volvo is to launch a semi-autonomous car trial on public UK roads next year, with 'real...

British Gas opts for winter tyres

15 November 2010 – British Gas will fit winter tyres to more than 200 vans for the first time to maximise driver safety and...

IRF Online Workshop: Unleashing road infrastructure for potential for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility.

8 April 2020 – Source: The International Road Federation. This online workshop will take place on the 23rd April 2020. The...

Extra care needed on wintery roads

17 January 2017 – Insure The Box, global pioneers of telematics-based car insurance, is urging young drivers to take extra care...

An Introduction to Smart City Thinking

18 September 2015 – For any city to be considered as smart it needs to function smoothly and to operate efficiently. In order to do...

Jaguar Land Rover to begin UK real-world tests of autonomous technologies

14 July 2016 – Story from FleetWorld. Under the plans, the carmaker will roll out a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles...

UK fleets still under valuing ESP

25 March 2008 – When selecting a fleet vehicle, corporate fleet decision makers cite vehicle reliability (94 per cent), safety...

Danger warning to drivers as clocks set to change

21 October 2008 – Darker evenings return to the UK with the changing of the clocks on Sunday, October 26 prompting calls from...