Waze And Google Cloud Make It Easier For Canadian Cities To Manage Traffic

Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, today announced Waze for Cities Data made available on the Google Cloud Platform for ready analysis. This program allows more than 1,000 global partners to seamlessly access Waze for Cities traffic data, to review and analyze transportation patterns, and create visualizations using Google Cloud tools for the first time.

Waze for Cities Data, formerly known as Connected Citizens Program, launched in October 2014 with 10 city partners and has grown to more than 1,000 partners globally. This free, collaborative program​ ,​ leverages mobile technology and crowdsourced traffic data to empower municipalities and first responders to improve their existing city infrastructure.

With the availability of Waze’s Cities Data, Waze for Cities partners will have access to best-in-class data warehouse tool BigQuery and data visualization tool Data Studio. These tools will make the data even easier to interpret and communicate to non-technical audiences. Partners can analyze up to 1TB of data and store up to 10 GB of data for free each month. With this program, partners can also securely and privately store and analyze their own data and perform their own analytics buttressed by Waze’s Cities Data. As with all Google Cloud partners and customers, Waze for Cities partners will ​ remain in complete control of their data​ .

Any public agency is eligible to apply for the program by clicking “Apply Now” on the ​Waze for Cities homepage​. Current Waze for Cities partners will receive more information on how to integrate their existing account.

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