Miami-Dade Joins Forces with Waze

wazeHave you ever used Waze? Unlike navigation apps such as Google Maps, Waze relies heavily on user input, allowing fellow drivers to be informed when an accident or traffic tie-up occurs in real time. Many users swear by it as part of their daily commute and now, the popular navigation app is getting even better now that it’s joining forces with Miami-Dade County.

Waze will soon begin feeding its real-time traffic information into the county’s traffic monitoring system, providing users quick updates should an event like a burst water pipe occur or if a stalled vehicle is causing traffic to slow to a crawl. In exchange, Waze will receive useful county data such as when a traffic light goes out, road closure alerts, and other useful warnings. One of the drawbacks of Waze is when it suggests going through a road that’s closed or traffic heavy because the app has yet to updated with this new information. By being able to receive data from the county, drivers should be notified much faster when such an event occurs.

The Waze deal with Miami-Dade is part of an ever-growing list of governments that are choosing to share its data with the popular app. With over 90,000 users in Miami-Dade, the new deal may help with common traffic slowdowns.

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