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General Motors and INRIX Inc., a US developer of mobility analytics and connected car services, have announced a collaboration to develop safety solutions to help transportation and planning agencies achieve road safety goals. The solutions will be available first in the US.

Safety View by GM Future Roads & INRIX is a cloud-based application that provides transportation officials with insights using crash, vehicle and vulnerable road user (VRU) information, in addition to data from the US Census to help prioritise and measure the effectiveness of roadway safety projects and their impact on communities.

The SaaS-based road safety solution helps make data-driven decisions, maximise safety benefits of infrastructure spend and provide valuable insights to help support safe roadways and communities.

Founded in 2004, INRIX pioneered intelligent mobility solutions by transforming big data from connected devices and vehicles into mobility insights.

Alan Wexler, GM senior vice president, Strategy and Innovation, says: “General Motors has outlined a vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and each day we take a critical step forward in turning that vision into reality. Last year, we previewed GM Future Roads, the technology platform born from our innovation team, which uses data analytics to create insights to help support safe roadways and communities. Our work with INRIX is the first product of the GM Future Roads platform as we work to proactively create digital safety solutions. By offering a cutting-edge mobility analytics product, we’re helping public agencies make informed safety decisions for their communities.”

“With fatalities and injuries continuing to rise at an alarming rate in the U.S., we must change how we approach road safety, and both design and deliver new tools to combat this increase,” adds Bryan Mistele, cofounder and CEO of INRIX. “This collaboration extends INRIX IQ — our SaaS-based platform for cities and road authorities — by providing access to powerful insights about roadways to improve safety for all road users.”

General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities, sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. 

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