Toyota has announced that it will be partnering with Weathernews to bring more accurate weather forecasts and help improve safety for drivers.
In the official announcement, Toyota revealed that it will be using the company’s windshield wiper data to achieve this. The company is currently testing out the operation in Aichi, Tokyo, and Osaka.
According to Toyota, the company will compare the operation status of connected cars’ windshield wipers to the weather status of the same area. In case you are wondering, although the radar can be used to generally detect the weather, there are instances of isolated rain which can’t be picked by using the traditional technology. However, using the windshield wipers’ data, it might be possible to accurately report the weather news and forecasts for different areas.
In case you didn’t know, Weathernews is a weather service that gathers around 180,000 reports from its users every day. Afterwards, the company uses the data from different locations to create its weather observation network. This results in higher accuracy which will be boosted even more thanks to the latest partnership.
At the moment, Toyota hasn’t revealed how long the test will be carried out or whether or not it will bring the test in the other regions in the future.