The Roads of Rio: Week Two Insights

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Curious to see how road activity changed from Week 1 to Week 2 in Rio? Waze analyzed its weekly app usage, along with local details from the Waze Map Editor Community – a… Continue reading

Major Traffic Event: The Roads of Rio

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Did you know Brazil is one of the oldest, largest, and most vibrant Waze communities in the world? In Rio de Janeiro alone, there are more than 800,000 monthly active Wazers who drive… Continue reading

Waze teams up with DIVE Networks to showcase global brands at CES in the OMD Oasis Lounge

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The following is a summary of a press release distributed by DIVE Networks. Last year, DIVE Networks launched at CES in partnership with OMD, Think with Google and LinkedIn and featured 29 Brand… Continue reading

Memorial Day Analysis: Historical Data + What to expect

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Barbecues, Beaches and lots of traffic.  Holiday weekends are great: one extra day to relax, the chance to visit family and friends, or even a quick getaway to the lake, the beach or… Continue reading

[Datashot] Avoiding Disaster In Atlanta

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A tragic accident and a community response. We look at how Atlantans turned to Waze to navigate safely around a plane crash.

[Datashot] San Francisco Bay Area Waze Alerts

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What does the Bay Area look like when you overlay the entire thing with a week’s worth of Waze user reports?

[Data-Viz] The Sinuosity of Highways

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A brief examination of a visualization of the longest US interstates and how their length differs from their shape.

[Data-Viz] All the “highways” in the world

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Highway is not a universal term- we speculate on the role of dedicated transportation systems and its effect on traffic.

[Road Trips] Coachella from San Francisco

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Music drives us.  Coachella 2015, one of the United States’ largest music festivals, kicked off today. Over the next six days, almost 600,000 people will travel to city of Indio in Southern California,… Continue reading

[Datashot] A Good Interchange for Israel

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A quick story from home.  For those of you familiar with our origin story, you know that Israel’s dated and struggling infrastructure was in no small part responsible for the creation of Waze.… Continue reading

Driving on Easter: What to Expect according to 11 Cities

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      How does Easter affect driving? In order to answer that question, we examined hourly usage and hourly average speeds in 11 different cities from Easter Weekend 2014 (April 17 –… Continue reading

The Optimal Europe Road Trip

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There are ferries involved.  As part of our continuing Road Trips series, today we bring you this map visualization work from Michigan State University PhD Candidate Randy Olson. Though Randy specializes in biologically-inspired… Continue reading