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Waze launches snow warning feature and Santa voice

Waze users can now benefit from reports on unploughed roads to help keep them safe on the roads in snowy conditions.

The unploughed roads warnings are now available to Waze users globally

Introduced alongside a new Santa voice, the functionality means Waze users globally will now be able to report, in real-time, when a road has not been ploughed or gritted, and will be kept informed when they are approaching a road that has already been identified by other drivers as unploughed.

It also means that drivers concerned about the condition of the roads ahead can select an alternate route or postpone their journey until the unploughed routes warnings have gone.

Ron Wiesengrun, senior product manager at Waze, said: “Waze is committed to keeping drivers safe on the road, especially in the winter months when adverse and snowy weather hits. The weather hazard alerts are some of the most common reports submitted by the Waze community. We are really pleased to introduce the unploughed road feature so drivers are prepared for all eventualities on their journey.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.