Changing weather and road conditions affect the performance and efficiency of vehicle systems. Our technology helps you mitigate weather-related risks, optimize vehicle systems, and leverage opportunities for new innovation.
Xweather provides precision road weather for developing and enabling assisted and automated driving systems. Our end-to-end offering includes everything from predictive data-as-a-service to hardware for ground-truth observations of road surface conditions. We support ADAS and AD technology throughout its development lifecycle from early validation to performance testing and on to production.
Increase system availability
We work with the automotive industry to safely extend the weather-specific operational design domain of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) vehicles.
Our real-time and predictive road weather data helps developers test and improve system performance. For example, road weather data can help avoid weather-related congestion or show routes that are suitable for autonomous driving.
Improve safety and performance
Onboard vehicle sensors have a limited ability to detect changing weather and road conditions. A sensor’s range, ability to detect road state, and impaired performance in adverse weather present safety risks for assisted and autonomous driving.
The Xweather Road Weather API acts as a preemptive virtual sensor providing accurate real-time information about road surface conditions and weather beyond the vehicle's line of sight.
Develop driver trust and passenger comfort
Comfort is a notable factor in building customer trust and acceptance of autonomous vehicle technology. As assisted and autonomous driving technology evolves, it is increasingly important to make drivers and passengers feel comfortable.
Predictive road weather insights help minimize unwanted events like sudden braking or the disengagement of an autonomous driving system due to unexpected changes in road conditions.
Xweather goes beyond generic weather data, providing dedicated atmospheric and road surface parameters for modeling rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag to predict EV range.
Accurate EV range prediction
Enhance the driver experience with accurate, weather-aware EV range prediction that accounts for current and forecasted conditions.
Optimize drivetrain to extend range
Use current and forecasted weather data to optimize thermal management of the battery, power train, and cabin leading to improved efficiency.
Reduce range anxiety
Build driver trust and confidence with accurate range prediction. Provide enhanced route planning options that highlight the most efficient routes.
Xweather supports innovation in connected-car experiences with timely information about air quality, weather, and road conditions that improves road safety, travel efficiency, and driver awareness.
Improve route planning and ETA prediction with weather-aware navigation powered by high-quality weather data for every journey worldwide.
Fulfill Euro NCAP safety assessment requirements by informing and warning drivers about local hazards such as poor road and weather conditions.
Protect drivers worldwide with a real-time view of local air quality, updated hourly, and a forecast up to 72 hours ahead.
"Today's assisted and automated driver functions are very safe and comfortable. But in our opinion, we think that additional information, like the road condition, will make our functions much safer and more comfortable. Working with Vaisala...is key to success for our road condition service.”
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Robert Bosch GmbH