Waze and means

20 06 2011

Channel 4 news alerted me to a new form of social media today. I must be losing my touch…anway, Waze looks like an intriguing prospect. It’s a bit like a live-updated Wikipedia for road networks, whereby drivers use GPS on their mobile devices to build up road networks and add traffic flow, accidents, speed traps and suchlike to the Waze maps as they go along.

Here’s a demo of how the platform works:

http://www.waze.com/guided_tour/international_tour.swf

As someone who works in the transport industry I look forward to the time when Waze has expanded to cover the Glasgow/Scotland area, as it could have a huge impact on how we report transport news and developments. Not to mention the travel time it could save me! Watch this space.

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