Bridgestone introduces new portfolio of AI-powered advanced data solutions to digitise the condition and quality of roads
· The Bridgestone Road Conditions solutions play a significant role in increasing road safety by utilising anonymised and aggregated data from Webfleet connected vehicles.
· By locating road damage and visualising road assets, the advanced data solutions support cities, municipalities and road authorities to improve preventive maintenance, infrastructure planning and traffic flow.
· Bridgestone Road Conditions applies Artificial Intelligence (AI) to define the severity of road damage helping to prevent accidents as well as tyre and vehicle damages.
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions introduces Bridgestone Road Conditions, a solutions portfolio designed to provide valuable insights based on aggregated and anonymised data from Webfleet-connected vehicles. Bridgestone Road Conditions aims to help cities and municipalities, road authorities, map providers and commercial fleet owners better understand the state and quality of roads. As a first step, customers can access two solutions that help identify the location and severity of road damage as well as visualise various road assets. The advanced data solutions can play a significant role in increasing road and driver safety, aligned with the EU’s 50% reduction target for road deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
The Road Damage Detection solution identifies road anomalies by analysing anonymised and aggregated data leveraged from connected vehicles, which are equipped with Webfleets’ fleet management solutions. Using sensors and vehicle data, this unique tool accurately determines the location of damages on the road, such as potholes, cracks and patches. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm enables to define the severity of road damages, helping drivers and fleet owners to reduce the risk of an accident as well as prevent damages on tyres and vehicles. Cities and Road Authorities can utilise these insights to improve preventive maintenance and infrastructure planning.
Moreover, the Road Asset Visualisation solution provides intelligence on roads and infrastructure by analysing multiple connected vehicle sensor as well as camera data. Vehicle-mounted cameras use Edge AI capabilities to process data directly on the device in real time, ensuring data privacy by uploading only anonymised data to the cloud for further analysis. This way, road assets and characteristics such as road signs, traffic lights and lane markings can be visualised and flagged if they are damaged, vandalized or blocked by vegetation.
“Bridgestone Road Conditions can help increase road safety and comfort by providing real-time data insights on road damage that allow preventive road maintenance, infrastructure planning and optimise traffic flow,” said Jan-Maarten de Vries, CEO of Bridgestone Mobility Solutions. “These advanced data solutions will play a fundamental role in the digital transformation of future mobility, enabling development of smart cities, mobility-as-a-service providers as well as connected and autonomous vehicles. Following the Bridgestone E8 Commitment, our new portfolio of data solutions is contributing to a more sustainable and safer future of mobility. “
The Bridgestone E8 Commitment is a broad, global corporate commitment that defines the value Bridgestone promises to deliver to society, customers and future generations in eight focus areas: Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide their strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business and operations. Bridgestone Road Conditions provides Ease, by bringing comfort and peace of mind to mobility life and Extension, by committing to nonstop mobility and innovation that keeps people and the world moving ahead.
Bridgestone Road Conditions is currently available in UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
For more information on Bridgestone's advanced Data Solutions please visit: Data Solutions | Bridgestone Mobility Solutions (bridgestone-emia.com)
About Bridgestone Mobility Solutions
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a Business Unit of Bridgestone EMIA, is on a mission to move the world towards a sustainable future using data-driven mobility. We aim to become a one-stop shop for fleets, by combining our digital solutions with Bridgestone’s premium tyre products and service-focused retail network. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Webfleet (fleet management), Mobox, Fleetcare (maintenance as a service), Tirematics (advanced tyre solutions), and Advanced Data Solutions.
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions contributes towards the delivery of The Bridgestone E8 Commitment. This broad, global corporate commitment clearly defines the value Bridgestone is promising to deliver to society, customers, and future generations in eight focus areas: Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
Webfleet is Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution. Over 60,000 businesses across the world use it to improve fleet efficiency, support drivers, boost safety, stay complaint and work more sustainably. For more than 20 years it has been empowering fleet managers with data-driven insights that help them optimise their operations.
Webfleet embraces Bridgestone Mobility Solutions’ mission to move the world towards a sustainable future with data-driven mobility solutions and contributes towards the delivery of The Bridgestone E8 Commitment. This broad, global corporate commitment clearly defines the value Bridgestone is promising to deliver to society, customers, and future generations in eight focus areas; Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
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