GM has announced the new Safety View software that it developed with intelligent mobility company Inrix Inc. has become available to city planners nationwide, offering transportation officials a new way to access critical traffic data.
The development of the Safety View by GM Future Roads & Inrix software, as it’s officially called, was first announced by the two companies last year. The software is described as a cloud-based application containing vehicle crash data and other information that can help planners “prioritize and measure the effectiveness of roadway safety projects and their impact on communities.”
GM says the market launch of Safety View is timely, as the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by the Biden Administration includes $5 billion in discretionary funding for the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. This grant will create new funding resources for developing and executing road safety plans aimed at the goal of zero traffic-related fatalities, and GM says Safety View can help streamline the funding application process by providing easy access to datasets and analytics tools.
“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides transportation officials with a historic opportunity to make their infrastructure smarter, safer, and greener in ways that were previously unimaginable or unattainable,” Bryan Mistele, co-founder and CEO of Inrix, said in a prepared statement. “Now more than ever is the time to invest in and utilize data to better inform the future of our roadway networks and to understand how things may vary based on demographics and at the community level.”
GM said last year that it was uniquely positioned to offer such a service in partnership with Inrix, as it already has millions of connected vehicles on the road in the U.S. and Canada thanks to its OnStar service.
“With nearly 15 million connected cars on U.S. and Canadian roads, General Motors believes joining forces with INRIX to make aggregated vehicle insights available to public agencies is a major step to help increase the safety of U.S. roads,” the automaker said previously.