AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 7, 2019 – Today, INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, announced its plan to work with SharedStreets, a first-of-its-kind transportation data standard for public-private collaboration designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities around the world to improve urban mobility. As part of the partnership, INRIX will align the data validated and managed by cities and road authorities using the INRIX AV Road Rules platform with the Shared Streets format to realize the goal of making that information open and interoperable.
Currently, street-level data standards used by private companies and public agencies are incompatible. In addition, driving restriction are communicated with terrestrial signage and lane-striping and are frequently absent from or incorrect on digital maps. SharedStreets provides a new, global, non-proprietary system for describing streets that is designed to be compatible with any source of street data, public or private.
“Data that underpins the mobility systems of the future must be easily understood and shared, just like city streets are today,” said Mollie Pelon McArdle, co-director at SharedStreets & Open Transport Partnership. “SharedStreets enables cities and companies to work together, with a mutual understanding of the street.”
INRIX provides the foundation for cities and road authorities to communicate with operators for safe and effective deployment of HAVs on public roads. INRIX AV Road Rules is the first platform that enables cities and road authorities to assign, validate and manage traffic rules and restrictions to support the safe and effective operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The platform also leverages information from HAVs to report infrastructure improvement needs, making the roads safer for all users. By leveraging SharedStreets, INRIX ensures the data cities and road authorities validate and manage with AV Road Rules can be used across multiple providers and applications.
“Automated vehicles are poised to dramatically improve urban mobility around the world, and data plays a central role in the safe operation of HAVs on public roads,” said Avery Ash, head of autonomous mobility. “INRIX AV Road Rules enables cities and road authorities to quickly and easily digitize local restrictions such as speed limits, crosswalks, school zones and stop signs, allowing automakers and HAV operators to ensure vehicles operate in compliance with local guidelines. Our work with SharedStreets reflects our ongoing commitment to improve the safety and efficiency of HAVs by allowing data to be effectively shared between the public and private sectors.”
For more than 10 years, INRIX has been working with public agencies and vehicle operators around the world to manage and improve transportation for human driven vehicles. INRIX is leading the charge to ensure HAVs are safely integrated into the world’s road networks, providing the tools and analysis needed to improve and validate their safety and performance.
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At launch, seven cities and road authorities and four HAV operators have signed on to support INRIX AV Road Rules, and many more have expressed interest in joining when it expands later this year. The initial set of pilot users includes cities and road authorities with a variety of sizes, climates and geographies: Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Cambridge MA; Portland, ME; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) which includes Las Vegas; Transport for West Midlands and Transport Scotland in the UK. Automakers and operators slated to use the platform at launch include: Jaguar Land Rover, May Mobility, nuTonomy (an Aptiv company) and operators running Renovo’s Aware platform. In January, the RTC became the first road authority in the world to complete digitization of its local traffic rules and restrictions in two busy areas for highly automated vehicle (HAV) testing and deployment.
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as companies large and small. Learn more at INRIX.com.
SharedStreets is a project of the Open Transport Partnership, a non-profit organization that builds tools for public-private collaboration around transport data. We build software, digital infrastructure, and governance models to support new ways of managing and sharing data that keeps cities moving. We are overcoming long-standing legal, regulatory and technological barriers between the public and private sectors by converting today’s ad hoc, disparate transportation data sources into a mutually readable, shared, global standard for the first time. SharedStreets referencing system introduces a universal language for digitally describing every aspect of city streets, opening new markets to private sector innovators and eliminating the need to manually “clean,” collate and transfer data sources, saving crucial public funds. Visit SharedStreet at SharedStreets.io.