Iteris enhances transport analytics platform with ClearPath Weather data integration

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Iteris Inc., a leading US supplier of applied informatics systems for the transportation industry, has updated its software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation analytics platform with the integration of its weather data engine.

Iteris has announced the integration of two of its most widely used systems, with the ClearPath Weather smart content now being made available on the company’s iPeMS performance measurement and data visualization platform. The enhancement, which is available as an upgrade, harnesses the expertise of the company’s agriculture and weather analytics systems to add hyperlocal current and forecast weather information and land-surface data to the iPeMS platform. The integration will bring an additional level of context that will improve safety and efficiency for 110 million people across 1 million lane miles in the USA.

The iPeMS software provides an intuitive user interface containing reports and visualizations that effectively summarize massive quantities of historical and real-time third-party speed data to help agencies monitor and measure the performance of their transportation network. The iPeMS SaaS platform currently provides advanced traffic analytics to more than 20 public transportation agencies in the USA. With its integration of current and forecast weather and land-surface data from ClearPath Weather, agencies will now be able to determine the real-time impact of weather on travel times, bottlenecks, collisions and pavement conditions, with the goal of predicting future conditions. The first customer deployment of this expanded iPeMS platform will be the statewide implementation for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

ClearPath Weather aggregates location-specific weather data, and applies advanced data assimilation and modeling technologies to deliver customizable data solutions. This includes high-resolution information and applications ranging from tools for assessing historical weather conditions to both short-term and long-range weather forecasts, all of which can be used for winter road management. The system also includes HiCAPS (Highway Condition Analysis and Prediction System), which was developed by Iteris and is the industry’s only model to take into account both the energy and mass of moisture, such as snow, rain, frost, or dew, as it is deposited onto the road surface.

ClearPath Weather integration is now available as an additional module in the iPeMS platform, with current and forecast weather information displayed on real-time interactive maps. More advanced analytics features, as well as the collection of weather data for traffic insights, will be unveiled in the coming months.

“We are proud to announce the addition of ClearPath Weather data to the iPeMS SaaS platform,” said Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president and general manager of transportation systems at Iteris. “IPeMS has already been proven to enable transportation organizations to make smarter operational decisions for multiple modes of mobility, but the addition of hyperlocal weather data now offers customers even more insights to help improve safety and efficiency for 110 million people spanning 1 million US lane miles.”

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