Metro Manila’s daily traffic conundrum has produced a veritable class of road warriors who not only bravely navigate the urban jungle’s tangled roads, but also generously share road savvy tips with their fellow commuters.
TV5 has announced that their team is actively on Waze to exchange up-to-date traffic information with Waze users that can help make sense of the ordeal through the metro’s congested roads.
With the Waze app and a collaboration with Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), interested citizens can also share their on-site and live traffic reports. Thus drivers can share what is happening on the roads beyond the app, through the network’s television and radio outreach—with a chance to be included in daily broadcasts.
The strategic partnership is a ground-breaking tool to broaden awareness of the crowd-sourced navigation app and help the riding public to not only save time but also to reduce their frustrations on the road. Today more than 743,500 thousand users rely on Waze every month to navigate their metro Manila commutes.
To join the TV5 team, Waze users need to open “My Waze” icon, scroll down and click the “Teams” settings. Those who are not yet Waze users, may download the Waze app for free in Google Play or App Store.
“We are most enthusiastic about this partnership that will provide practical and immediate solutions to our suffering commuters. We would like to encourage the public to participate in this crowd-sourcing program in helping alleviate the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila,” TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana said as he welcomes Waze to the network’s News and Public Affairs in providing this much needed service to the Filipino commuting public.