BOULDER, CO, February 28, 2019 –Global Weather Corporation, a leading provider of weather forecast data services for the enterprise, mobility, energy, and media industries, announced today an enhancement to its RoadWX® road surface conditions forecast service. The RoadWX forecast can now distinguish between five changing road surface conditions – dry, near dry, wet, slush, ice/snow. The new condition, “near dry,” fills the important gap between non-dry and dry roads, providing more information about what lies ahead.
Bill Gail, Global Weather Corporation CTO and Co-Founder, noted, “The new ‘near dry’ road condition helps identify more precise, transitional conditions when road surfaces are neither clearly wet nor fully dry, such as roads that have some slightly wet portions.”
Designed for the mobility industry, RoadWX provides the world’s most complete and reliably accurate road weather forecast to increase safety and provide critical decision support information for connected and autonomous vehicles. Use cases include navigation planning, autonomous vehicle availability function, operational domain support, fleet management, and applications such as driver safety alerts. Typical users include automotive OEMs, Tier 1 location services and navigation platforms, infotainment service providers, fleet management solution providers, and driverless technology companies – all of which require locationbased road weather and road surface condition forecasts to prepare for potentially hazardous conditions on the route ahead.
Global Weather Corporation
Established in 2011, Global Weather Corporation (GWC) is a privately held data service company located in Boulder, Colorado. GWC was formed to commercialize advanced weather forecasting technology developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The company provides the world’s most accurate weather data services for businesses that require reliable weather intelligence to prioritize safety, enhance decision-making, and support critical operations. For more information, please visit globalweathercorp.com.
RoadWX is the most complete and reliably accurate road weather and road surface conditions forecast available, developed to increase safety, improve performance, and provide critical decision support information for connected, autonomous, and driverless vehicles. The RoadWX service covers every mi/km of every route, from primary to local roads, worldwide. It uses machine learning to leverage available data from vehicles, Road Weather Information System (RWIS) sites, and other sources to continuously improve forecast accuracy from the present time to 48 hours into the future. For more details, contact GWC at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit globalweathercorp.com/roadwx.html.