Waze is one of the favorite navigation apps for many because of its live community-driven information on traffic incidents – but what if the app warned you where a crash could happen? plausible appearance? A new beta version of the app owned by Google, such as This is reported by the Israeli tech news site Geek timecan alert users to statistically high-accident roads based on Waze community data.
While using this new beta version of Waze, nearby roads that are considered risky will be colored red on the map. Although, Geek time points out that it may not do this for roads the user frequently travels on. The feature also pushes just one pop-up notification about the dangerous roads around the driver, perhaps in an attempt to keep precautions from turning into fear.
If you’re in the country and have access to the beta, you’ll get a popup that says, “Based on driver reports and your route, you may see ‘Accident History’ warnings on some roads.” While the feature is only in beta, it’s likely to be released to the general public soon. But if you’d rather not have Waze paint the roads red when it comes out, the feature can be turned off with a toggle in the app’s settings section dedicated to alerts.
It’s one of the first new features to come out of Waze since the company was included in the group that oversees Google Maps. Google announced that merger earlier this month, and now with Waze under Google Geo, Waze’s PR head Caroline Bourdeau told The edge, “the teams will benefit from further increased technical collaboration.” The change also included the departure of Neha Parikh, CEO of Waze, as Google looks to cut costs across the company. Ideally, with Waze sharing more closely with Maps, more collaborative user data could be cracked and become new features in the future.