Connected Vehicle

Otonomo and Xouba make roads safer using connected vehicle data

Otonomo Technologies Ltd. announced a strategic collaboration with Xouba to unlock data insights that will guide road network improvements and enhance safety on roads in Spain. As part of the agreement, Xouba will gain access to Otonomo’s floating car data to help identify high-risk, accident-prone locations, determine areas that need road work and to study the effectiveness of implemented road safety measures.

“Having the ability to analyze behavioral driver data is crucial to providing location-specific solutions for road maintenance operators and engineers to make improvements,” said José Carlos Valdecantos, CEO and founder of Xouba. “At Xouba, we aim to create a world where drivers can travel safely on roads, and Otonomo’s data insights have helped us do just that. By leveraging data that unlocks visibility into elements such as the timing and intensity of braking, traction control, and use of vehicle lights, Xouba can make better informed road safety decisions based on the true state of roads and highways.”

The first project to be developed using the data provided by Otonomo’s platform will focus on safety within high-risk areas such as school district crosswalks. In the past, monitoring of car speeds required “traffic-camming,” otherwise known as radars or cameras within the crosswalk areas. Now, with Otonomo, near-real time and historical data on driving patterns can be harnessed and analyzed in these priority areas.

“Mobility data contains incredibly valuable insights and potential to upend legacy business models that have underpinned the transportation sector for more than a century. Until Otonomo, it was monumentally challenging to harness. Innovators like Xouba rely on the Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform to capture, unify and translate raw mobility data into a rich new set of experiences and services,” said Ben Volkow, CEO and co-founder of Otonomo. “We’re making mobility more accessible, equitable, sustainable and safe, and we’re excited to partner with Xouba to power next-generation mobility services and insights to significantly improve road safety in Spain.”

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