Connected Autonomous Vehicles on a metro city road with graphic sensor signal.

Consultancy for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

The weather impacts all aspects of travel and presents challenges to the safe and efficient operation of CAVs. Snow, ice and precipitation not only affect driving conditions, they can also interfere with on-board sensors such as Light Detection and Ranging Systems (LiDARs), camera systems and connectivity. Solar storms disrupt high-frequency radio communication and satellites systems such as GPS. The weather also strongly influences demand levels on transport networks; Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) infrastructure must adapt to such changes.

We have world-class expertise and understanding how sensors and systems’ performance is affected by the weather. We are also a recognised provider of accreditation for meteorological instruments and systems for use in the aviation sector, for example.

Weather information is a key consideration in the development and operation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as other intelligent mobility solutions. The capability to embed real-time weather data into vehicle and infrastructure systems has the potential to further improve overall safety and efficiency.

Weather data, consultancy and research are important for ongoing research, development and implementation of future mobility technology.

Why use the Met Office for Connected Autonomous Vehicles and intelligent mobility

  • World-leading meteorological expertise for the transport sector
  • World-class science and R&D
  • Industry-specific weather data
  • Dedicated team
  • Flexibility to deploy meteorologists
  • Bespoke road surface forecasting
  • Added value from consultancy

Find out how we can support you, speak to our team on 0370 900 0100 or email transport@metoffice.gov.uk.