The Weather Company, part of IBM, now offers a new Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation, which will deliver real-time weather information to drivers, dispatchers and distribution-center manager via custom software APIs.
The dashboard, which can be customized to fit a fleet’s needs, includes information on weather and road conditions, including precipitation, wind, fog, ice and pooling water. The dashboard also integrates real-time traffic flow and incident data, and flags safety hazards.
Dispatchers will have “access to a comprehensive dashboard of the network of vehicles and locations, with a view of relevant weather, traffic, and safety information on each route,” the company says. Drivers “will receive live, location-based alerts for current locations and upcoming locations based on current trajectory. Drivers will also have the ability to check weather and traffic while planning the day’s travel and during breaks.”