Using your car to forecast the weather

The World

Inspired by the blizzards hitting much of the country, we’re dedicating this week’s tech segment to a timely topic: the weather. Scientists are developing new and innovative ways to predict it… and one of the tools they’re enlisting is your car.

Dr. Sheldon Drobot oversees the weather and transportation program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He explains how the windshield wipers on our cars can be used to measure precipitation and how our antilock brakes can provide valuable insights about weather and road conditions. He also explains why the more information we have, the more accurate the weather forecasts will be.

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