Predictiv AI announced on April 28 its wholly-owned subsidiary, Weather Telematics (WTI), will be outfitting the new 70-vehicle US fleet for Skelton Truck Lines with the Alert Fleet Road Hazard mobile app. The WTI technology package transmits real-time data that provides hyperlocal, advanced road-weather hazard alerts to identify dangerous conditions such as black ice, poor visibility, and hydroplaning for drivers and dispatchers to mitigate accidents and reduce insurance costs.
Additionally, WTI is installing Skelton Truck Lines with its “ground truth” sensors in each of the new Skelton fleet vehicles. WTI has been conducting in-field testing of the ground truth sensors and collecting data for more than 10 years and over 100 million miles, providing accuracy for real-time road weather conditions. WTI does not rely just on open-source data, but rather uses proprietary historical data which meet current atmospheric temperatures to determine and predict dangerous hyperlocal hazards.
Skelton’s installation satisfies an obligation to fulfill a multi-year seven-figure licensing agreement with geophysical data provider Synoptic Data PBC. Over the term of the agreement, WTI will launch its next generation of weather and road temperature sensors that will turn vehicles, like the ones for Skelton Truck Lines, into their own mobile weather stations.