VDOT, Waze partner to urge trade safety

Published Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 9:14 pm

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VDOT and Waze, a real-time, crowdsourced navigation app, have launched a partnership to urge transport information

Designed to share publicly accessible trade information, a partnership will be facilitated by a Waze Connected Citizens Program. Established as a two-way information share, Waze will yield VDOT with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated occurrence and stalemate information directly from a source: drivers themselves. This information will element VDOT’s 511Virginia traveler information tools. In exchange, a group will yield real-time accurate construction (work zones), pile-up and highway closure information from 511Virginia to Waze.

“Virginia welcomes innovative partnerships of all kinds that move a best of what a open and private sectors has to offer, that eventually advantages a public,” pronounced Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne. “We’re vehement to partner with an general attention personality like Waze to continue to offer usually a best real-time trade information resources to Virginia’s travelers.”

“Technologies and methods of receiving and pity information continue to develop and renovate significantly,” pronounced VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. “VDOT has supposing traveler information to Virginia’s adults by a 511Virginia module given 2005, and we acquire this partnership with Waze to yield a best information probable to travelers.”

The Waze map evolves with each motorist and information indicate it receives about intensity delays to their commutes. The Connected Citizens Program yields even some-more data, giving internal adults a larger ability to by-pass highway closures and trade jams within a app. VDOT can also yield Wazers with modernized notice of designed events such as parades, races or construction that will impact their daily routes.

“Waze is usually as clever as a information it receives from a users and partners,” pronounced Adam Fried, New Business Development Manager during Waze. “VDOT will be means to use these unknown insights to serve foster safer roads. In exchange, VDOT is providing vicious highway closure and occurrence information to Waze, assisting Wazers improved by-pass vital trade events and real-time trade blocks.”

To find out some-more about Connected Citizens revisit http://waze.com/ccp. To download a giveaway Waze app for iOS or Android, revisit www.waze.com Also, real-time information about traffic, incidents and overload on Virginia roads is accessible at 511Virginia.org. Download VDOT’s free 511 app, or call 5-1-1 from any phone in Virginia.