Lytx expands AI-powered geospatial solutions with weather alerts
Lytx Inc., a San Diego-based video safety and telematics company, has rolled out Weather Hazard Alerts, available to all customers as a project under the Lytx Lab tab in their accounts.
Weather Hazard Alerts, powered by new AI-powered geospatial technology, gives fleet managers the option to get notifications based on geospatial criteria and weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to facilitate real-time decision-making for greater safety and efficiency, Litex says. : “Leadership”.
According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, of the approximately 5.8 million car accidents each year, about 21 percent are related to severe weather, which includes rain, sleet, snow, fog, wind and falling debris. Additionally, more than 70 percent of roads in the United States are located in areas that receive more than five inches of snow annually.
New Lytx Weather Hazard Alerts overlay NOAA weather warnings, including snow, thunderstorms, floods, tornadoes and more, onto fleet maps, allowing fleet managers to place alerts based on specific geographic, timeframe and weather criteria They are notified when weather conditions become more dangerous in that particular area.
“As leaders in geospatial intelligence, we are excited to offer our customers the power of our vast data network combined with artificial intelligence that understands context, allowing us to deliver invaluable insights that enhance safety and drive operational excellence,” says Rajesh Rudradhya, CTO. . Litex officer. “By applying machine vision and AI technology to analyze vehicle images of vehicles in hazardous conditions, we are actively moving toward creating hyper-local weather alerts, enhancing our predictive intelligence to anticipate potential hazards and proactively prevent accidents.”
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Weather hazard alerts can be filtered by geographic location, time frame, and severe weather type. Once the conditions are met, an alert is automatically sent to the fleet manager with a description of the event, an image on a map, the number of vehicles that may be affected and when and where the weather event is expected to occur.
Fleet managers can also view current imagery across the Lytx network to see real-time weather conditions on specific routes.
“Weather hazard alerts provide drivers and fleet managers another dynamic tool that can improve overall fleet performance and driver safety,” says Dan Lambert, senior director of product management at Lytx. “The customer feedback we received during our development program allowed us to quickly showcase key ideas that ultimately create safer environments for drivers, passengers and the public.”
The Weather Hazard Alerts feature is now available to all fleet managers within the US Lytx network.
A separate component currently in the testing stages with select customers within the Lytx Lab is Driver Alerts, where drivers are notified directly via in-cab audio about weather alerts as they approach a hazardous area, helping them to proactively reroute ahead of impending and potentially unsafe weather.
Lytx will be on hand in Booth 8025 at the 2023 American Trucking Association Management Conference & Expo October 14-17 in Austin, Texas, to discuss the announcement. The company will also host a panel titled “How Safety Impacts Your Entire Organization” at the event.