Articles by James Gallagher

April 17

Road Weather Data and the Problem with Snowflakes

Road delays, such as rush-hour congestion and planned maintenance disruptions, are predictable. While others, such as traffic accidents and the weather, aren’t. Inclement weather reduces average speeds and limits the traffic-carrying capacity of highways and roads. Every fifth road accident is weather-related, with the majority happening on wet roads. For truckers and logistics companies, weather is one of the few remaining unoptimized factors. Advanced route-planning software draws upon dozens of data sources to optimize routes and schedules, and a growing number of companies are now including weather in their considerations as well. Before we dive into the details of Road...