Rich location data to contextualize mobility.
HOW IT WORKS
THE PRINCIPLES OF DATA AUGMENTATION
To provide insights into the mobility of people, we need to understand their context. Our Data Augmentation API can deliver, for every single location of a trip, the whole context of road characteristics and quality, road topology and limitations, traffic signals, and weather information, to name only some.
In order to augment trip data, the following details are needed: timestamp, latitude, longitude, speed and heading. Locations on a trip are first map-matched, and several layers of information are requested to our partnered services, including premium map databases and accurate weather services. As our customer, you can request augmented data for any trip, worldwide, in a real-time or historical manner.
ROAD DAMAGE AS RISK FACTOR
Road quality is measured with the International Roughness Index (IRI).
Road roughness and road damage significantly influence the maximum speed one can drive on that road. Especially for most kinds of two-wheelers, road bumps and dips are a real threat, and vehicle components are heavily impacted by road surface quality.
SLOPES & CURVATURE
Extreme slopes and gradients are influencing multiple aspects which we integrate in our profiling: energy consumption, wear of breaks, and kinetic energy as well as high acceleration and longer braking distance.
It is quite apparent to adapt your speed to the curvature of a road – if not, you may be losing control of your vehicle due to kinetic energy. Thanks to data augmentation with precise map data, we can identify outliers in driving behavior.
Based on precise map data, we know which traffic signs are at a specific location along a trip. Traffic signs are there for a purpose – to increase traffic safety. Measuring speed at specific points on a road allows inferring whether give-way or stop signs have been disobeyed.
TRAFFIC JAMS & AVERAGE TRAFFIC SPEED
ROAD TRAFFIC & SPEED LIMITS
On your way to work, you are most probably driving in rural, urban, and freeways. Each of them usually has legal speed limitations, recommended possible speed due to specific topology, and traffic density. Sometimes you can drive faster than the legal speed limit due to empty roads – and it would not put you automatically in high risk, but driving in dense traffic faster than the average traffic speed, will surely put not only you but also other drivers in danger.