CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a fatality rate 40% higher than in other developed countries, the U.S. remains one of the most dangerous countries for drivers. To date, a lack of insight into the causes of crashes has prevented the auto industry from significantly reducing risk on the road. Now, that need for data is being answered.

Arity, the technology company founded by The Allstate Corporation to make mobility safer, smarter, and more useful, today introduced a suite of three new data products designed to help reduce the number of collisions and fatalities on the road.

Called Risk Data Stream, Drive Shield Routing and Drive Shield Alerts, these new offerings from Arity help enable automotive OEMs, telematics service providers (TSPs), insurance providers and other vendors to predict risk of accidents - and boost safety. Users can harness these prediction tools to help improve accuracy and safety within their solutions, whether navigation and telematics applications, semi-autonomous vehicles, active safety systems, or fleet management and infrastructure planning.

By closely analyzing millions of vehicle collision insurance claims and understanding the environmental conditions present in those collisions, Arity’s data scientists are offering an unparalleled real-time model of the probability and severity of vehicle collisions. The new model, called the Arity Risk Data Stream, is the brain behind these new solutions. It provides insight into where, when and how these collisions occur.

Now consumers and the transportation industry can quantify the real-time risk of any road and, if necessary, choose a safer route.

“These are truly innovative, life-saving products. We’ve done something very unique here by quantifying the real-time risk of any road. We’re arming drivers and transportation players with valuable information so they can make smarter, safer decisions on the road,” said Gary Hallgren, president of Arity. “We believe this can and will reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, which today stands at an alarming 6+ million accidents, over 2 million injuries and nearly 40,000 fatalities a year. We look forward to seeing what our partners and customers do with this data, whether it’s baking it into active safety systems in vehicles today to fully autonomous vehicles in the future.”

The three new products are:

Risk Data Stream
Customers can send Arity a specific road, route or point on a map and, using the Risk Data Stream, Arity returns a rich data set that includes a real-time road risk score, historic accident statistics, and other information they can use in their own models. Risk scores are based on road characteristics, historic accidents, live traffic and weather.

Drive Shield Alerts
Drivers receive an alert when approaching high-risk areas where accidents are likely to occur. Drive Shield Alerts describe risks, estimated severity levels and ways to avoid them.

Drive Shield Routing
Once a driver is aware of upcoming risks, Drive Shield Routing offers a safer route alternative to current navigation systems. These new routes are based on real-time information and the risk score of each road segment along the way. 

Arity combines nearly 30 billion miles of data and over 85 years of Allstate’s insurance experience to empower both the transportation industry and its customers. Arity’s solutions are driving innovation in a variety of applications and industries, including OEMs, government, insurance, auto aftermarket and shared mobility.

To learn more about Arity, please visit arity.com.

About Arity
Arity is a technology company focused on making transportation safer, smarter, and more efficient for everyone. It transforms large amounts of data into actionable insights to help partners better predict risk and make smarter decisions in real time. The Arity platform is built on nearly 30 billion miles of historical driving data with more than a million active telematics connections and over 7 years of data directly from cars. Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016 and has offices in Northern Ireland, India, and Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

Contact
Mary C. Reyes
mary.reyes@arity.com
773-563-6142