CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, HAAS Alert announced that it has partnered with Waze; the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app powered by the world's largest community of drivers; to provide incident and emergency response data. Waze users will now automatically receive incident locations and warnings when emergency services (Firefighters, Police, EMS) are on the scene to warn and/or re-route drivers to avoid delays. Waze is the first navigation app offering the HAAS Alert service, enabling the Waze community to help increase safety for first responders.
"Keeping drivers and emergency personnel safe on the roadways is central to our mission," said HAAS Alert CEO and co-founder, Cory Hohs. "We're delighted to be able to provide real-time alerts to Waze's large community through this new data-sharing partnership because so many drivers will now have the information they need to avoid collisions and improve safety on the roads."
HAAS Alert joins Waze through its Connected Citizens Program which gives municipal leaders an unprecedented look at real-time road activity, empowering partners to harness real-time driver insights to improve congestion and make better informed planning decisions. HAAS Alert is adding real-time incident information derived directly from the source, as well as R2V (Responder-to-Vehicle) communication capabilities to improve safety, improve traffic routes and reduce response times by emergency personnel. To find out more about Connected Citizens Program, visit http://waze.com/ccp. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit http://www.waze.com/get.
Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today's maps. Waze is home to the world's largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace.