A new safety feature is coming to Waze, and it gives users a history of crashes in various areas. This feature is not designed to scare users, but to help them pay attention to these areas to make important driving decisions. Users of the Waze app around the world can now access this new feature after installing the latest update to the app.
This is not the first protective feature that Waze has made available for users in the past few years. But this new safety feature employs the use of AI analysis to figure out an accident location before updating the app user. It also sources information from accident locations from its community of users to identify accident spots around various routes.
With the information this feature will give users, they will be able to make a wise choice on the route to follow while driving. In no way is this feature a solution to accidents on the road, but it can help users to avoid potential accidents. Here are the details on this new Waze feature that you will need if you use the app.
Everything you need to know about the new Waze history of crash feature
This new safety feature rolling out to Waze users shows them the history of accidents around them. It sources the information necessary for this feature using either AI or the Waze community. The system then decides which of the sources to provide users information from to help guide them.
Users will then get notifications on their device of an upcoming location where an accident happened. The user can now be on the guard and more watchful as they approach this location. All data sourced for this feature is real-time data and shows real accidents that occurred in the area.
The app will also take into consideration the user’s route (with the help of AI) and factors that are common in these routes. These factors can include traffic levels, and the nature of the road, whether it’s a highway or a smaller road. So the Waze history of crashes feature will constantly update users on upcoming traffic locations.
As users approach each accident location, they can then slow down and avoid potential accidents. This is especially useful when the user is not familiar with the area he is navigating. With each history of crash notification, users can get more alerts of their environment.
Users of the Waze app will get this feature via an update that is currently rolling out. This rollout might be gradual and regional, with certain areas getting it before others. So if you are yet to get this feature then you can wait till it becomes available in your region.