HERE Marketplace adds CustomWeather data for location-aware, weather-intelligent applications

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CustomWeather has joined the HERE Marketplace, providing ADAS and AV software developers with seamless access to robust sets of weather and climate data. Weather conditions and environmental data are increasingly used by auto makers in transportation and logistics and across supply chains to improve operations, driver safety and end-customer satisfaction.

With CustomWeather data now available, fleet managers in the transport and logistics sector can use the HERE Marketplace platform to plan and respond when high winds threaten to overturn vehicles or severe weather affects driving conditions. Furthermore, solar radiation data will provide insights into road temperatures and tire wear. Severe weather alerts, storm cell tracking and real-time weather monitoring enable efficient route planning and delivery.

Precision forecasting, weather alerts, storm cell tracking and Doppler radar can also be ingested by vehicle advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) via the HERE platform. Extreme temperatures and humidity impact EV battery life, making temperature forecasts an important component of range limits and anticipated recharging stops.

“The HERE Marketplace is an ideal platform for us to connect with new partners to create novel, meaningful weather solutions,” said Geoff Flint, president and CEO of CustomWeather. “The HERE Marketplace focus on location-based data aligns with our weather insights and capabilities, and we look forward to seeing what can be built with these incredibly relevant data sets.”

“Location and weather data are two of the most important pieces of information in business operations. Requests for these data sets only increase as industry digitalization and ubiquitous device connectivity reach scale,” said Jonathan Abon, VP of product management at HERE Technologies. “We’re thrilled to have CustomWeather join the Marketplace and to see what developers build with the unique insights that location and weather intelligence provide.”

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