MICHELIN DDi picks Otonomo for near-miss reports

  • February 13, 2023
  • William Payne

MICHELIN DDi has picked Otonomo to help develop a near-miss zone identification service in Europe. MICHELIN DDi will use acceleration and deceleration connected vehicle data from Otonomo’s Smart Mobility Data Platform to identify potential accident hot spots. European road authorities are set to use the new MICHELIN DDi service to reduce risk and improve road safety for drivers, beginning in France and followed by other countries across Europe.

MICHELIN DDi (Driving Data to Intelligence) is the business unit within Michelin Group specialised in driving behaviour data analysis.

Through the Otonomo Smart Mobility Data Platform, Otonomo will supply MICHELIN DDi with data sets on harsh braking and acceleration events from millions of connected vehicles. MICHELIN DDi will use its own expertise on driving behaviour and lateral acceleration analysis to develop a near-miss zone identification service, enabling European customers to identify roads with concentrations of atypical driving behaviour and areas where accidents have been narrowly missed.

These insights will allow transport and city authorities to identify new areas of road safety concern hidden in standard road accident data.

“Otonomo is an important partner in our strategy to turn mobility data into actionable insights for our European customers,” said Philippe Armand, CEO MICHELIN DDi and VP Michelin Mobility Intelligence. “Using connected vehicle data and our advanced contextualisation and data science expertise, we are able to deliver insights that can improve road and driver safety. We look forward to our collaboration with Otonomo to help more European customers and road managers implement preventive road safety plans and make mobility safer for everyone.”

“As an innovative leader in mobility and data science, MICHELIN DDi is well aligned with our vision to empower the future of mobility,” said Ben Volkow, CEO and co-founder of Otonomo. “Through our collaboration, MICHELIN DDi will be able to further enrich its data sources as the company continues building solutions to create smarter and safer mobility.”