Waze Launches Unusual Traffic On Twitter!

Drivers tend to have a pretty good idea of how long it takes to get from point A to point B. That is unless, unexpected things happen on the road, for example accidents, bad weather or road closures. What drivers really need to know is: What’s unusual on the road today and how will it affect my drive? The good news is we think we’ve found the answer: Introducing Waze Unusual Traffic! What’s unique about Waze Unusual Traffic is that it uses historical data to compare what’s actually happening on the road to what traffic typically looks like for the same street and time. Waze can then be the first source to let you know when traffic is significantly heavier than usual and when ETAs are much longer than they normally would be.

Starting today, Waze Unusual Traffic will be available on Twitter

To kick off Waze Unusual Traffic (in Beta), we’ve opened 50 Unusual Traffic accounts in metros across the US and in other cities across the globe (more to come soon). For a list of available accounts, see here.
Information tweeted in these accounts will include:
  • The location and cause (if available) of the unusual traffic
  • The extra time added by the unusual traffic
  • Pictures from Waze users’ real-time road reports 
  • Whether the traffic jam is building up or clearing up 
  • A link to a page containing the optimal alternate route to bypass the traffic.
Traffic and broadcasting personalities should feel free to use any of the information found in our Twitter feeds. All we ask is that Waze is credited as the source. Of course if any broadcasters are interested in our Waze Broadcast program, we’re happy to field inquiries at waze-broadcast@google.com. Never before has such a powerful and informative traffic tool been made so publicly available to all and we're excited to share it with you! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Twitter and start following your local Unusual Traffic account today! UPDATE: Current Unusual Traffic accounts: AmsterdamAtlanta, BarcelonaBoston, BrusselsBuenos Aires, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Houston, Indianapolis. Jacksonville, Jakarta, Kansas City, Kuala LumpurLondon, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Paris, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, PragueRaleigh, RigaRio De Janeiro, Rome, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Sau Paulo, Seattle, Sydney, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Toronto, WarsawWashington D.C.

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