- The 30,000 daily users of the tunnels of the A14 toll road in Paris will not lose their network connection and will be able to remain abreast of traffic conditions
Abertis' French subsidiary Sanef has signed an information-sharing agreement with the traffic and navigation app Waze which will enable users to share real-time traffic and road info, saving drivers time and fuel on their journeys.
Under this agreement, Sanef will equip the tunnels of the A14 toll road in the Île-de-France region (Paris), with signal repeater markers every 40 metres. As a result, the 30,000 daily users of the tunnels will not lose their network connection and will be able to keep abreast of traffic conditions in real time.
The app is simple to use: After typing in their destination address, users just drive with the app open on their phone to passively contribute traffic and other road data, and the app notifies them about obstacles or any other hazards along the way. Furthermore, thanks to bluetooth technology drivers anonymously report information about traffic, road conditions and the weather in real time. This data, aggregated and analysed by Waze, provides detailled information about what is happening on the road and enables Sanef to make decisions and respond more rapidly.
This agreement is part of the trailblazing global Waze "Connected Citizens" programme, the aim of which is to improve efficiency on roads. The programme has been piloted in four cities: Pittsburgh (USA), Haifa (Israel), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Paris (France).
The aims of the agreement are to improve traffic information, to provide updates on potential delays on users' routes and to avoid traffic jams. Seeking innovative solutions to improve the safety of customers and employees is a priority for Sanef.