CAN CROWDSOURCING TRAFFIC EASE COMMUTER CHAOS?
DRIVERS ADVISED TO TURN TO REAL-TIME NAVIGATION APP WAZE
TO AVOID MISERY OF SOUTHERN RAIL STRIKE GRIDLOCK
With heavy traffic looming ahead of the scheduled Southern Rail six-day strike (commencing Monday 9th January), commuters are urged to come together via the world’s largest community-based free traffic and navigation app, Waze to re-route themselves and other drivers around the expected gridlock.
By tracking real-time traffic and road conditions from drivers’ phones, this mass data-share creates value for its users by providing the most efficient driving directions – avoiding heavily congested areas or commonly slow streets - thus saving other local drivers time and fuel.
Finlay Clark, head of UK Waze, says:
“Desipte the advice from Southern Rail that commuters stay at home, we have seen from previous strike traffic patterns this is unrealistic as hundreds of thousands of people still take to the roads.
"Waze have over half a million local drivers in London and the South East, and this allows app users to see in real-time where the traffic hotspots are and to highlight alternate routes around congested areas. Not only do we navigate people around slowdowns and accidents, but we can also accurately predict the time it takes and is best to embark upon your journey - critical if people are travelling to places like Gatwick. By using the service, Waze users not only get real time traffic information, for free, but they are contributing their data to the larger group of users, who are all benefitting from the pooled information."
Waze provides peace of mind by suggesting the fastest and most optimal route possible to any destination. Join this community of drivers today by downloading the free Waze app for iOs or Android at https://www.waze.com/en.