Google’s amazing new self-driving cars may be the coming wave of the future, but sadly, they will not eliminate traffic issues. Fortunately, the Waze traffic app (owned by Google) is already on the front lines, fighting traffic one “Wazer” at a time. “Robots will still need to know the best route. We have a nice juicy role,” says Di-Ann Eisnor, vice president of platform and partnerships for Waze.
“A lot of public safety is based on the accuracy of map data.”
— Chad Richey, PULSE Product Manager
PULSE Product Manager Chad Richey is a Waze and Google volunteer who spends 30-40 hours a week editing their maps. “Knowing a change I make on a map can be beneficial to hundreds of thousands of people is gratifying,” says Chad Richey. “A lot of public safety is based on the accuracy of map data. Recent hurricanes and floods in Texas and South Carolina were instantly updated in Waze because editors from all over the country were pitching in, but with a desire to help out.”