Weather measurement expert Vaisala is to provide data for the Renovo Platform for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs), the two companies have announced.
Vaisala’s road surface state dataset will be made available through Renovo’s system. Once implemented, automated vehicle fleet deployments using the Renovo Platform will be able to access Vaisala’s enhanced road surface state data and environmental intelligence. This data, coupled with Vaisala’s algorithms and analytics systems, will provide critical observational intelligence to help CAVs operate safely in any weather condition. Vaisala’s road condition model will receive vehicle data from Renovo equipped cars.
“The Renovo Platform offers a new approach for transport companies and OEMs supporting autonomous driving to develop, test and operate the most advanced fleets,” said Markus Melin, vice president, Vaisala Digital. “We are investing heavily into our Vaisala Digital business in which our road weather solutions play a key role. We are delighted to offer our new road surface intelligence and observation capabilities via the Renovo Platform.”
Through the Vaisala integration, the Renovo Platform will deliver unprecedented access to environmental observation datasets. CAVs will receive prevailing and predicted road weather conditions from multiple sources, including reference grade stationary sensors, mobile road weather stations (including Vaisala’s Mobile Detector MD30), and sources such as visual road state via computer vision. Vaisala’s algorithms and analytics systems then combine all observation data, couple it with weather forecast and road information, and communicate a near real-time view and reliable dataset of upcoming road state to CAVs.
Renovo’s platform is already powering highly automated vehicle fleets on public and private roads including Voyage.auto. Vaisala joins the Renovo platform along with a growing list of leading companies in the automated mobility sector, including: Samsung, Verizon, Seagate, Velodyne LiDAR, NVIDIA, Intel, Parsons, INRIX, Argus Cyber Security, Carmera, Affectiva, Seoul Robotics, Phantom Auto, EdgeConneX. Understand.ai, Metamoto, and Bestmile.