Those who use the traffic app Waze in Los Angeles will receive alerts about hit-and-runs and abducted children as part of a new data-sharing partnership between the company and the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday.
Several government departments will give Waze information about construction, film shoots, road closures and other events affecting L.A.’s streets. In return, the city will receive real-time data about traffic patterns and roadway conditions, including reports submitted by users, officials said.
The app’s users – which number about 1.3 million in the city – will also receive notifications about nearby hit-and-run incidents, which could motivate them to report what they saw to police, officials said.
The data exchange could eventually be linked to the city’s 311 hotline system, which allows residents to submit requests for services like graffiti removal or street light repairs, officials said.
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