Expanding its reach, MyRadar, an app with more than 15 million active users, has launched on CarPlay and Android Auto. Leveraging data and forecasting technology, the app claims to help users reach their destinations safely and efficiently. Having recently joined Android’s Early Access Program, MyRadar can also be used in cars with built-in Google technology.
RouteCast, a feature of MyRadar, is designed to calculate drive times by integrating weather forecasts and road condition data. It provides information such as road temperature, cross-wind alerts and surface condition hazard classes along the route. Updates are generated every 15 minutes, and the Timetable feature suggests optimal departure times based on expected weather conditions.
Beyond consumer use, MyRadar is collaborating with commercial organizations to integrate its technology into trucking and logistics fleets. Combining RouteCast with the MyRadar app will reportedly allow operations centers to track vehicles and send optimized routes to drivers.
“We are excited to offer our users our proprietary road weather forecasting system, called RouteCast, directly through their vehicles,” said Dr Sarvesh Garimella, MyRadar’s CTO. “Just because it’s snowing doesn’t mean the snow will stick to the road, and RouteCast uses not just atmospheric conditions but surface data and road characteristics to improve safety and awareness for drivers.”
MyRadar CEO Andy Green added, “With the launch of CarPlay and Android Auto, MyRadar is more available than ever before with the best weather data to help drivers and travelers make informed decisions and get where they need to go.”
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