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Waze Tests New Alerts Warning Drivers About Roads With a 'History of Crashes'

Friday December 30, 2022. 03:10 AM , from Slashdot
A new beta version of the Google-owned app, as reported by Israeli tech news site Geektime, can alert users about roads that have statistically high crash occurrences based on Waze community data. The Verge reports: While using this new beta version of Waze, nearby roads deemed to be high-risk are colored red on the map. Although, Geektime points out that it may not do this for roads that the user often travels on. The feature also only pushes just one pop-up notification about the dangerous roads around the driver, perhaps in an effort to keep precaution from turning into anxiety.

If you're in the country and have access to the beta release, you'll get a pop-up that states: 'using reports from drivers and your route, you may see alerts for 'History of crashes' on some roads.' While the feature is only in beta, it's likely to release to the general public soon. But if you would rather not have Waze paint the roads red when it comes out, the feature can be turned off with a toggle located under the app's settings section designated for alerts.

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