Anyone who's used Waze is familiar with the navigation app's insistence on making turns on busy streets where there's no signal to stop traffic. Waze actually has a name for these types of situations: "difficult intersections." And a new feature will become the default setting on the app to help drivers avoid them -- something Waze says will make streets safer.
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Traffic sucks. It makes driving frustratingly unpredictable, but a new feature in the Waze app aims to kill all that guesswork.
There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed -- one covered in a mudslide -- and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.
Some cops are pissed at the Waze traffic app because of a feature that allows users to pinpoint where they have seen officers on a map. The crowdsourced information can be used to avoid getting in trouble with the law. Now police in Miami are subverting the app by filling it with loads of bogus police sightings.