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.