Vehicle Telematics

MyRadar launches Apple CarPlay & Android Auto App

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — MyRadar is a mobile app that provides drivers with real-time traffic and road condition information, is putting its reliable data and forecasting technology on the road with the launch of its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps. In addition to MyRadar’s availability on phone platforms, MyRadar has also recently been added to Android’s Early Access Program to allow for the app to be offered in cars with Google built-in. The app includes real-time traffic updates, road hazard warnings, and comprehensive vehicle maintenance alerts.

Key features:

  • Detailed hour-by-hour and extended forecasts
  • Severe weather alerts
  • RouteCast™: MyRadar’s proprietary system that forecasts road conditions along your route
  • Hands-free voice controls (Android Auto only)

“We are excited to offer our users our proprietary road weather forecasting system, called RouteCast, directly through their vehicles,” says Dr. Sarvesh Garimella, MyRadar’s CTO. “Just because it’s snowing doesn’t mean the snow will stick to the road. RouteCast uses not just atmospheric conditions, but surface data and road characteristics to improve safety and awareness for drivers.”

With RouteCast, drive times are calculated, aligning forecasted conditions with future locations. The API delivers over 15 atmospheric weather variables. Additionally, it provides road temperature, cross-wind alerts, and 10 unique surface condition hazard classes for every point along the route. Every 15 minutes, forecast updates generate for each point, route segment, or connected vehicle GPS location, providing full CONUS (Continental US) coverage. MyRadar’s Timetable feature also provides optimal departure time based on expected weather along the route.

MyRadar is making driving data available to consumers. Additionally, they are working with commercial organizations to integrate with trucking and logistics fleets. When used in conjunction with the MyRadar Windows app, RouteCast can help operations centers track vehicles. It sends optimized routes to drivers, minimizing delays and incidents due to severe weather, enhancing safety and efficiency.

The free version of the app includes MyRadar’s high-quality weather radar and weather warnings. With the paid version, users gain access to RouteCast. While this release marks MyRadar’s first product for these integrated automotive platforms. Moreover, the company continues to invest in this area and plans additional enhancements in the coming months.

“We hope that everyone makes it safely this winter season, and our data and capabilities can help make that possible,” says MyRadar CEO Andy Green. “With the launch of CarPlay and Android Auto, MyRadar is more available than ever before. The service furnishes optimal weather data, aiding drivers and travelers in making informed decisions and reaching their destinations efficiently.”

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