New Gents traffic center has partnered with Waze




The Belgian city of Ghent establish a regional traffic center and will exchange data with social navigation app Waze. The city provides its public road works information and Waze provides all the traffic reports in Ghent which it receives from its users.

The deal is certainly since May this year in the making, but still had to be approved by the Ghent city council. The agreement between the two parties is now official. The traffic center of Ghent is a virtual system in which data, among other transport company De Lijn, Police Ghent, and colleges and universities are processed. The city, however, is not entirely clear how that information will be delivered to the road users of Ghent. Possible uses traffic center his Twitter account before. Since both sides have held the same data, users can at least use the Waze application reap the benefits of cooperation.

Ghent is the first city in the UK who joins the so-called Waze Connected Citizens Program. They contain among other cities Barcelona, ​​Budapest, Jakarta, Sydney and New York. Waze is a social navigation app to map data and current reports fully crowdsourcet. Users can get the cards Waze current reports on matters such as road works, accidents and congestion. Waze can automatically based on that adjust its guidance to prevent drivers getting delayed. The origins of Israeli app was in 2013 bought by Google for about a billion dollars. The app has over 50 million users and is available for iOS, Windows Phone and Android.


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