Millions of Malaysians travel each year for Hari Raya. As a navigation solution that can provide both historical data and real-time conditions to help drivers outsmart holiday traffic, Waze has used key metric data from last year to help users avoid traffic during peak hours around one of the busiest driving holidays of the year.
To support the Malaysian public this Aidilfitri, Waze has analysed its 2017 Hari Raya app usage, including the four weeks before and after to obtain a baseline average.
This year, Waze is releasing its travel statistics for key metros from 21 June 2017 (Wednesday) to 25 June 2017 (Sunday).
To assist Wazers in their drives this Raya, Waze also advises using its “Planned Drives” feature; you simply tell the app when you need to reach your destination, and it will then alert you as to when you should leave, while taking into account things like expected traffic conditions, aggregated traffic history, and to avoid the ‘exodus’ effect – a mass departure of people at any one point of time.
Waze has recorded that the highest number of users are here in Malaysia in all of Asia, recording a number of 2.5 million users in Kuala Lumpur, contributing nearly 1.2 million alerts such as accidents and potholes per month. Drivers also use the app to collectively drive more than 288 million kilometers per month!