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Crowdsourced Highway Safety Apps

This Safety App Lets Citizens Report Traffic & Weather Conditions

— February 5, 2016 — Tech
511 Alberta, the official traveler and commuter information service for the western province of Alberta in Canada, has launched a new highway safety app that makes it possible for citizens and authorities alike to update weather, traffic and visibility information for others to access.

Available for iPhone and Android, the Citizen Reporter app requires you to take a tutorial and online test before you are given the authority to report highway conditions. Once you complete this process, you can log on to the app to update conditions pertaining to traffic, visibility and weather on provincial highways.

Ultimately, the Citizen Reporter app aims to harness the power of the crowd in order to keep the public informed about road conditions, improving safety for the province's motorists in a reliable, real-time manner.



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