PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today introduced myRoads, a weather alerting solution that provides drivers with information on current and forecasted road and weather conditions along their route. With myRoads, fleets can access data related to current radar, temperature, precipitation and wind speed to determine if a vehicle is in or near inclement weather that could impact driver safety and delivery time.
The myRoads solution will be available on Android-based tablets as part of the ConnectedFleet™ platform—which connects drivers, devices and equipment in real-time—to display real-time road conditions and current and forecasted weather information. When the truck is not in motion, drivers can view animated maps that show road conditions as well as long-term weather forecasts. When a driver is behind the wheel, the myRoads text-to-speech functionality allows drivers to play detailed weather warnings related to severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, torrential rains and heavy winds.