How Unusual Traffic works

Waze Unusual Traffic provides early detection and alerts ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY for traffic that is significantly heavier than usual and drive ETAs that are much longer than expected.

In addition to early detection, Waze’s unusual traffic provides:

  • The cause for the Unusual Traffic  
  • The trend - whether the traffic jam is building up or clearing up, and finally
  • The optimal alternate route to bypass the traffic.

Waze analyzes traffic information from its expansive community of drivers and compares real-time traffic patterns to historical data. Waze is able to detect when traffic is behaving unexpectedly, in the form of Unusual Traffic. Smart algorithms analyze the speed at which traffic is building up, providing the earliest detection alerts as well as smart prediction of traffic building up or clearing up.  

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