Waze, the popular crowd-sourced traffic app for Android and IOS, has just gotten an update so users can submit road closings to the app and the changes will instantly propagate to help guide people around traffic jams and road closings.
Waze 3.6 is the first real-time crowdsourced solution. Waze features nearly 40 million drivers and a robust map editing community. In addition to turn-by-turn voice navigation, real-time traffic, and other location-specific alerts, Waze simultaneously sends anonymous information, including users’ speed and location, back to its database to improve the service as a whole.
Waze’s vice president of platform, Di-Ann Eisnor said, “Our roads are changing all the time, and Waze has been building the capability to take care of that.” With that in mind, users can now alert others if roads are closed for construction, parades, or whatever the reason.