The city traffic data analysis company Waycare has agreed a data-sharing partnership with crowdsourced traffic and navigation app Waze.
The companies say the deal is designed as a two-way data share of municipal and road traffic data, with Waycare’s traffic insights, and aggregated road traffic data from Waze and is designed to enable cities to communicate back with drivers and warn of dangerous roads, hazards, and incidents ahead.
The companies add that, additionally, the anonymised crowdsourced traffic data from Waze will provide an important additional in-vehicle data input to municipal traffic management via Waycare’s traffic management platform.
Waycare says its platform enables municipalities to capitalise on the “enormous amount of data coming from various transportation modes”, including connected and autonomous vehicles, to improve traffic safety and proactively manage the city’s roads. The system analyses and synthesises the data with proprietary deep learning technologies for predictive insights and proactive traffic management optimisation. This layer of AI provides the city with the tools to conduct data-driven traffic management decisions.
“[The] announcement showcases how driver communities can benefit from interacting with municipal traffic organisations, who hold vital traffic information,” explains Noam Maital, CEO of Waycare. “Our partnership with Waze will further enable municipalities using Waycare’s traffic management platform to unlock critical operational insights to improve traffic flow and traffic safety.”
“Cities everywhere are undergoing a massive transportation revolution, and Waze is thrilled to be at the forefront of this movement with our Connected Citizens Program,” said Adam Fried, Waze Global Partnerships Manager. “We’re excited to partner with Waycare to empower even more municipalities with powerful data insights that will help them make informed planning decisions and improve existing city infrastructure.”