NYPD calls on Google and Waze to stop sharing DUI checkpoints

12 Feb
Waze iconsThe New York Police Department asked Google's crowd-sourced Waze navigation app to remove the ability to pinpoint where police and checkpoints for drunk driving are located. The department sent a letter to Google that said Waze's ability to show DUI checkpoints impairs the the police department's ability to keep other drivers safe. Streetsblog...

NJ town wants to wipe itself off the map, literally

13 Jan
Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in FordsLeonia, New Jersey, is a small borough of with less than 10,000 residents. It’s located just on the east side of the Hudson river from New York, and it wants to wipe itself of the map. Literally. This isn’t some ill-conceived joke about New Jerseyan self-immolation (they can’t even pump their own gasoline), but rather one...

Ford gives Waze a boost

10 Jan
Waze now supports infotainment screen operation in FordsApple iPhone users now will be able to use the Waze app on their car's infotainment screen—at least if they own certain late-model Ford vehicles. The automaker's latest infotainment system is now compatible with the popular Waze navigation app, the two parties announced Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Unlike existing...

Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

13 Dec
Audi traffic light informationThe days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major roads. “A lot of people get in the car and...