Author: Donald Berchoff

For Fleet Operators and Truckers, Safe Journey Planning Takes a Weatherperson To Know Which Way the Wind Blows

July 26, 2016by Nathan Green Every driver knows the dangers weather can pose on your journey. Businesses and workers, whose office is on the road, are familiar with the typical examples of bad weather—snow, ice, rain, and fog. However, there is an invisible threat that is easy to overlook…wind.A study by the Kansas Department of…
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First Responders Are Increasingly Deploying Drones

February 11, 2018by Lisa Tinnesz First responders are increasingly deploying drones to rapidly assess a situation and target rescues for those in need.  TruWeather understands the challenge of identifying micro-scale weather threats to ground transportation and drones.  We are leading a micro-scale road weather proof of concept project on Interstate 81 in Virginia that transportation officials…
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The Imperative for Increasing Real Time Vertical Atmospheric Measurements To Enable the Transportation Automation Era

April 24, 2017by Don Berchoff The importance of the Weather Enterprise’s drive to improve forecast precision and accuracy to support a Weather Ready Nation grows more critical every day.Society’s vulnerability to environmental events is increasing with more frequent and severe weather events that threaten lives and property; growing urban and suburban populations that require greater…
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What Drives Efficiency at Ports?

February 05, 2017by Don Berchoff This week, TruWeather Solutions attended the American Association of Port Authorities Convention in Miami, Fl.  Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director, Port Commence Department, The Port Authority of New York and Steve Cernak, Chief Executive/Port Director at Port Everglades, articulated thought-provoking case studies during the session, “Enhance Efficiency in and Around Your…
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Micro-Weather Data Fusion Can Accelerate Fielding of Autonomous Transportation Systems

December 18, 2016by Don Berchoff This week the Unmanned Systems Institute Conference on unmanned aerial vehicles, and semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles was held in San Diego, CA.  The conference was more akin to a workshop, where industry technologists with car and unmanned aerial vehicle equipment manufacturers and sensor manufacturers; guidance and communications systems experts; investment…
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A Visit to Capitol Hill

May 24, 2016 by Don Berchoff Last week, we accompanied the American Meteorological Society (AMS) on a visit to Capitol Hill for the AMS Congressional Visit Day (CVD).  The program was run by the staff at the AMS Policy Program Office, led by Ya’el Seid-Green.The goals of CVDs are to:Help AMS members learn about Congress;Build…
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There Will Be 20 Million Self-Driving Cars On the Road by 2025

December 03, 2015 by Don Berchoff The article specifically calls out weather as a challenge to overcome in safely operating self-driving vehicles.  There are no affordable technologies to implement a true all-weather driverless car today.  TruWeather Solutions is partnering with industry leaders in the weather and traffic business to help tackle this challenge with unique…
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