October 24, 2020

Connected vehicle data provides real-time hurricane evacuation information for Departments of Transportation to facilitate faster, safer evacuation

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wejo, Moonshadow Mobile, the University of Maryland CATT Lab, and the Eastern Transportation Coalition have joined forces to provide the Departments of Transportation of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia with a real-time traffic monitoring system during the hurricane season.  The system will use data coming from Wejo, and it’s network of connected vehicles, as people are evacuating to get out of the path of an approaching hurricane. 

The system will use data from Wejo as people are evacuating to get out of the path of an approaching hurricane.

During an evacuation, one of the biggest problems for traffic managers is how to avoid congestion on major escape routes.  With the Moonshadow and Wejo live system, traffic management centers have up to date information on speeds and congestion from hundreds of thousands of driving vehicles within

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