September 21, 2017
RONN Motor Group, Inc. (RONN), today announced a partnership with Fathym, Inc., a leading provider of IoT solutions, to integrate mobile weather sensors and forecasting into RONN Motor Group’s fleet chassis. The companies will co-develop an “Edge” IoT service platform that drives decision intelligence and driver safety features back to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) within the vehicle.
RONN Motor Group Inc. is the automotive company behind the eco-friendly Scorpion, which features one of the most advanced real-time hydrogen fuel enhancement systems to date. The company is evolving the Scorpion into an all-electric roadster called the Phoenix, which will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender intended for a total estimated range of 600 miles. The Phoenix, will serve as the platform for RONN’s eco-daily drivers (EDDs), the next generation of affordable and environmentally friendly vehicles, as well as minibuses and commercial trucks.
The partnership uses Fathym’s WeatherCloud mobile sensor technology and in-vehicle road weather forecasting and warning system. The WeatherCloud service will deliver real-time observations and predictive pavement information to the RONN Motor Group vehicle platform. This data is ingested and managed by the onboard ECU to dynamically setup up the car for observed and predicted pavement traction. Additionally this partnership provides Fathym unique access to Controller Area Network (CAN) bus data generated by fleet vehicles. This additional real-time data further enhances the Fathym WeatherCloud road forecast model and the machine learning behind it.
The WeatherCloud forecast data and real-time alerts will enable drivers to take the necessary precautions needed to ensure that they arrive at their desired destination safely, all the while maintaining RONN Motor Group’s commitment to creating globally-conscious unparalleled performance vehicles.
“Mainstream road forecasts are typically based on precipitation models, but the actual conditions of the road can vary drastically by location, down to a half…