Waze announced at this time the launch of crash historical past alerts, designed to inform you if a street you’re approaching has a historical past of crashes.
The brand new function is powered by proprietary AI know-how, which analyzes historic crash information in addition to key traits of a street, comparable to its typical visitors ranges, the elevation, whether or not it’s a freeway or a neighborhood street, if there’s a curve, amongst different info that deems the route crash-prone. The AI mannequin additionally combines studies from the thousands and thousands of customers on Waze. In response to the Google-owned navigation app, customers report accidents each two seconds.
Moreover, to attenuate distractions, Waze limits the quantity of crash notifications you see, notably for roads you steadily navigate. That is doubtless as a result of drivers really feel extra comfy on roads they’re accustomed to and wish to be extra cautious whereas driving on unknown roads.
Final yr, Geektime noticed a beta model of the function, noting that close by high-risk roads had been highlighted in purple on the map. Nonetheless, the ultimate model seems to have opted for the standard purple and blue colour scheme.
Waze’s crash historical past function joins a number of different security options, together with the flexibility to detect visitors accidents in actual time and lane guidance to stop drivers from getting confused about which lane is the right one.