CHICAGO—One of the largest tire companies in the world is working with a spinoff of one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. to leverage data to create safer roads.
Michelin is working with Chicago-based Arity L.L.C., a mobility and data analytics company created by insurer Allstate Corp., in a partnership designed to "leverage data for safer mobility to transform road management," the companies said.
"Michelin will analyze billions of datapoints to isolate near-miss events and atypical behaviors caused or attributed to road infrastructure," according to a description of the project.
The work will utilize the data science capabilities of Michelin's Driving Data to Intelligence business unit that captures, processes and analyzes driving information.
"With road infrastructure a priority in the United States on a state and local level, identifying and qualifying risk zones is key to optimizing the world's largest four-million-mile road network," said Ralph Dimenna, vice president of Michelin Services and Solutions. "This deep data science approach built on top of Arity's data is key to create solutions that contribute to safer mobility."