Vaisala and Hyundai team up on weather info to boost safety

The global weather, environmental and industrial measurement company Vaisala has announced it’s working with Hyundai to deliver proactive weather and driving conditions to drivers’ infotainment systems.

The companies say the provision of Vaisala Infotainment weather will bolster Hyundai’s focus on driver safety and “positions the company as an advocate for innovative connected car services.”

The system delivers location-based weather information such as temperature, rain and wind speed. Vaisala explains that it’s not easy – building a successful in-vehicle weather service requires consideration of very dynamic weather conditions combined with the ever-changing position of the car, it says, which “demands highly sophisticated methods for local and timely weather data production and delivery”.

“With approximately one in every four traffic accidents stemming from inclement weather conditions, our wide-ranging service helps drivers remain aware of weather conditions along their routes and in close proximity to the vehicle’s current location,” said Markus Melin, Vice President of Vaisala Digital. “Even in locations where weather measurements are not easily obtained, our technology is able to predict conditions according to a driver’s route.”

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