[UPDATE: View the Waze Storify for a recap of the live Q&A]
Nearly all of us at some point have used a GPS or a mobile maps app to get directions to our destination. While those are great at getting us from point A to point B, what they lack is the knowledge of a community of other drivers to inform us of traffic and road conditions, accidents, and even the cheapest place to find gas. That’s were Waze comes in.
Waze is all about contributing to the ‘common good’ out there on the road.
By connecting drivers to one another, Waze helps people create local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone’s daily driving. That might mean helping them avoid the frustration of sitting in traffic, cluing them in to a police trap or shaving five minutes off of their regular commute by showing them new routes they never even knew about.
In addition to the local communities of drivers using the app, Waze is also home to an active community of online map editors who ensure that the data in their areas is as up-to-date as possible.
Ready to hear more? Join us Wednesday March 5th from 9-10pm EST as we chat live with Waze’s Senior Director of Communications, Julie Mossler (LinkedIn | Twitter) about how traveling the roadways gets even better with social navigation.
Chat more soon – Patrick Goodman