A community-based traffic and navigation app may reduce response times to emergency situations.
Waze, a free crowd-sourcing app bought by Google, is now being used by emergency dispatchers. Genesis PULSE, a tool for EMS to reduce response time, was integrated into the product as users, called "Wazers," report traffic collisions via the app.
The app works like this: a motorist enters their destination into the app and begins driving with it open. The app relays traffic congestion information back to other users.