Starting today Google’s Waze, the world’s leading community-based traffic- and navigation app, will share Dutch AMBER Alerts and endangered missing children cases with its users. When a child goes missing, drivers will receive a pop up message with a picture and description of the child. This way the reach of the AMBER Alert is increased even further and more people can play a role in returning the child home safe and sound.
Waze allows drivers to share traffic information in real-time. Now, Waze’s system will be put to use to share Dutch AMBER Alerts and endangered missing children cases as well. Drivers who are using their Waze App and stop for more than 10 seconds, receive a pop up message with a picture and description of the missing child.
Besides Dutch disappearances, Waze will also share missing children cases in 20 other European countries such as The United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain. “With millions of Wazers across Europe, we can have a big impact on the protection of missing children.”