Waze (owned by Google) is a free community-based traffic and navigation application that was launched in 2008 and is now available in 40 languages. The application offers users several routes on how to arrive at their destination and provides them with real-time traffic and road information. An example of road information that users will receive on their journey is updates on traffic conditions - such as accidents, traffic jam, police control, and road closure.
Waze uses national and local open traffic data from municipalities and governments, such as data from the National Data Warehouse for Traffic Information in the Netherlands. In addition, the application allows users to take an active role and share road reports on accidents or hazards along the way. This input is used by Waze to create optimised routes and to continuously update users on traffic and road information.
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