NIMBYs vs. Waze

Resident’s on cut through streets are making fake reports in Waze to try and prevent traffic from coming to their neighborhoods.

It was here that Connor learned that some Waze warriors had launched concerted campaigns to fool the app. Neighbors filed false reports of blockages, sometimes with multiple users reporting the same issue to boost their credibility. But Waze was way ahead of them.

It’s not possible to fool the system for long, according to Waze officials. For one thing, the system knows if you’re not actually in motion. More important, it constantly self-corrects, based on data from other drivers.

Traffic is the problem, Waze is not.

June 10, 2016 · traffic · apps · maps


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