Our CEO discusses the importance of weather analytics and insights from big data to a company’s reputation, financial success and risk management, and customers’ experience.
Knowing when to treat roads, or not, relies on having the right data to inform decisions. It’s a balance the weather experts know well. Working with over 100 highways authorities across Great Britain alone, covering over 160,000 miles of public roads, gives unparalleled insight into the unique and challenging conditions that maintenance teams work through to keep the country moving and prevent road traffic incidents.
Knowing what the weather could be in the coming months is essential for planning and preparation for the European transportation sector, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic Being aware of potential weather risks, such as high winds, extreme temperatures and flooding, can help managers schedule crews and road maintenance work, as well as prepare for potential emergency responses.
The long range forecast for the spring indicates that the weather pattern could be quite active across much of the country this year. It’s important news for businesses across the country, especially weather-sensitive industries that could be impacted by the spring pattern.
Winter road maintenance is all about balancing traffic safety and operational efficiency. Mild winters can create even more uncertainty due to the inconsistent temperatures on any stretch of the road. Treating roads too late can lead to accidents and traffic jams. Unnecessary treatment of roads will result in high costs and potential environmental damage because of chemicals being used during road treatments.
Even though this winter didn’t bring the traditional arctic weather, there are still several weeks left for potential hazardous road conditions. In fact, roads in a mild winter can be just as, or even more dangerous.
Real time traffic data suggests travel in America’s largest cities is down over 50% from their historical seasonal norms, which could lead gasoline demand to drop to its lowest in over 20 years.
DTN is committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. As such, we have measures in place to ensure our operations continue uninterrupted during the COVID-19 global health crisis.
The DTN office in Seville, Spain, recently took on a challenge to reduce its environmental footprint and succeeded by reducing CO2 emissions and energy use, and increasing recycling efforts.
For most airline passengers, when the seatbelt light goes off its time to unbuckle. The plane has successfully taken off and is cruising smoothly to its destination. But cruising in clear skies doesn’t necessarily mean smooth flying.