The Manila North Tollways Corporation, concessionaire of North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time, crowd sourced traffic and navigation app, to provide free, real-time traffic reports at the integrated expressway.
The Waze Connected Citizens Program (WCCP) gives a pace-setting look at road activity, allowing partners to harness driver insights to increase safety, improve traffic flow and make better-informed planning decisions.
“This program is in line with MNTC’s commitment to enhance the traveling experience of motorists by providing updated and accurate information via Waze platform,” said MNTC president Rodrigo E. Franco.
With the partnership, Waze will provide MNTC with real-time, anonymous, Waze user-generated traffic jams and user-reported incidents and in return, the tollways company will deliver periodic updates on road repairs, constructions, and closures as well as give information on major events and inclement weather conditions along NLEX-SCTEX.
MNTC will also integrate Waze data streams into its traffic management and monitoring systems to help motorists have a more enjoyable and safer travel.
The Waze map evolves with every driver and data point it receives, promoting safer roads and sharing more knowledge with Wazers about potential delays to their travels. The Connected Citizens program yields even more data, giving motorists a greater ability to avoid road closures and traffic jams within the app.
“Waze is only as strong as the information it receives from its users and partners,” said Paige Fitzgerald, Head of Data Acquisition at Waze. “No one knows more about what is happening on the roads than Wazers, and MNTC will be able to use these insights to further promote safer roads. In exchange, MNTC is providing critical road closure and incident data to Waze, helping Wazers better steer clear of major traffic events and real-time traffic blocks.”
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.