MicroWeather. Micro Decisions. Macro Impact
Waycare, a cloud-based software company, is shaping the future of mobility by enabling municipalities to capitalize on the enormous amount of data coming from various sources to improve traffic safety and proactively manage the city’s roads. Waycare’s platform allows cities to take full control of their roads by harnessing in-vehicle information, localized weather data, municipal traffic data, and other data sources for predictive insights and proactive traffic management optimization.
Tomorrow.io sees the world differently and turns everything around us — from windshield wipers to cellular towers — into virtual weather sensors feeding proprietary weather models. Tomorrow.io produces actionable, minute-by-minute, street-by-street forecasting that provides Waycare with weather data that is compatible with their system. Additionally, Tomorrow.io’s hyperlocal forecasts provide Waycare with the data needed for their AI models to automatically learn which weather parameters affect specific roads more than others.
Waycare uses Tomorrow.io’s real-time and high-temporal resolution weather data to quickly relay warnings on potentially hazardous road conditions that may affect traffic, operations, and crew deployment to agencies and partners, enabling them to communicate using the same consistent data.
How Waycare Uses Our Weather Insights
Improve prevention of crashes and driver behavior
- Leveraging Tomorrow.io’s proprietary weather data, Waycare is able to alert traffic management centers and first-responders in real time, allowing them to take action and accurately place control signs/vehicles in effective areas to warn drivers of upcoming poor road conditions.
- Las Vegas, for example, reduced the number of primary crashes by 17 percent along Interstate 15. Additionally, according to the RTC of Southern Nevada, 91% of drivers reduced their speed below 65 mph in areas where preventative measures were deployed.
Traffic management and reduced travel time
Tomorrow.io’s unique street-by-street forecasts assist Waycare in improving the flow of traffic by providing weather data that accurately recommends the best mode of transportation and predicts areas of heavy congestion.
Accurately deploy emergency crews in the right areas
- Utilizing Tomorrow.io’s location-specific and high-resolution weather forecasts, Waycare provides cities with actionable information on areas most affected by events such as flooding and wildfires, enabling them to prepare for emergencies more effectively.
- Tomorrow.io’s unique weather data allows Waycare to provide municipalities with the safest and quickest evacuation routes in emergency situations.
Optimize asset maintenance operations
Consistent street-by-street weather data assists in anticipating areas that need the most road maintenance (potholes/ramps/barriers) and areas that need the most plowing by accurately predicting variations in temperature, precipitation, wind, etc.