My Review Of The Waze App: Outsmarting Traffic, Together- A Joey Slaughter Blog

My Review Of The Waze App: Outsmarting Traffic, Together- A Joey Slaughter Blog

The Waze app can be downloaded on your smart phone to give you real time information on traffic almost anywhere in the U.S. as well as many other countries. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. They use “crowd sourcing” which is allowing the users of the app to do all the work.  What geniuses!  They get us to do the work and they sold their company to Google for $1.3 Billion.Waze just wants you to open the app on your phone before you leave on your commute or trip across the country.  While your app is open, they are tracking you and your speed across the roads and streets along the way.  They can tell when you and other users are going 15 mph on I-40 through Arizona in a 75 mph zone and can quickly tell that something is wrong.  Your icon is visible to other users and shows that you’re going 15 mph and they can figure out that there’s a problem; construction zone or an accident for example.  Normally the specific information will be added by users in real time for increased accuracy.Last week, I was the passenger as my daughter drove me to her new college 4 hours away.  I decided to play with the app and see how well it performed. Observations while using the app

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