July 12, 2012
So it’s 4 o’clock, one more hour to go. But for many of you, you are probably going to spend that next hour dreading your commute home. The hours you’ll spend sitting in traffic, the constant STOP then go then STOP then go again. And, with your luck you’ll probably get stuck behind a wreck again (for the third time this week). Well, what if I were to tell you that I have the solution to all your commuter worries and heartaches right here in my pocket? I too was once in your shoes, so I feel your pain (especially you north of 635-ers) and that is why I have decided to share my secret with you here today.
The answer to complete traffic bliss lies in a simple community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze. Community-based means that your fellow commuters have joined forces to outsmart traffic by generating real-time traffic and road alerts. In other words, with Waze you’ll be able to check if any accidents, hazards, police traps, etc. are blocking your commute before it’s too late and you’re stuck for hours behind some five-car-pile-up (you know the kind where you would rather jump ship and walk home).
And, don’t worry Waze isn’t one of those traffic apps that adds hazards such as trying to read a map while driving or trying to find a better route with one hand while steering with the other. Nope, Waze is designed to void your commute of all possible hazards, equipped with voice guided navigation and automatic rerouting to ensure you get where you want to go both safely and on time.
Not only does Waze care about getting you wherever you need to go safely, but Waze also cares about saving you money. Chances are somewhere along the line in your commute to and from work you are going to need to stop and get gas. With gas prices pushing $4 this summer, wouldn’t it be nice to know where you can get the best deal at the pump? Waze can help you with that too, the app points out the cheapest gas stations en route.
Download the Waze app for your phone.
- Jeff Kilman, CEO