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June 04, 2019



Prompts Users When to Leave and Routes Drivers Directly to Venue Parking Garages, Reducing Congestion and Making it Easier for Drivers to get to Events on Time


Chicago, June 4, 2019 — Waze and Arrive are making it easier for people to get to concerts and sporting events through an enhanced Trip Planner feature called “GamePlan.” The feature is meant as a way to help fans get to their seats on time, and alleviate traffic and congestion around venues.  Anyone who purchases event parking through an Arrive-powered venue can add the trip directly to Planned Drives in their Waze app.

“Every day, multiple times a day, tens of thousands of people travel to a venue or stadium at exactly the same time to listen to a concert or cheer on their favorite team. That creates an incredible amount of congestion in a short period of time – and often in city centers that are already quite busy,” said Paulo Cabral, Head of Waze Global Events Partner Program. “Our company’s mission is to reduce traffic and the GamePlan feature does just that – it makes it easier for people to get to where they need to go on time.”

The collaboration was piloted with Arrive’s premier partner Olympia Development in advance of a popular concert at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. In addition to adding the trip in their Planned Drives, Waze and Arrive also alerted users when they should depart and shared turn-by-turn directions directly to the venue parking garage entrance, taking into account road closures around the venue. Initial results were strong, as more than half of fans who booked parking through Arrive for the concert opened an email suggesting they add the trip to their Planned Waze Drives and nearly 20% asked Waze to help “Plan Their Drive.” Waze and Arrive will continue to test GamePlan with select venues starting in June and expect to scale it broadly across North America by the end of the summer.

“Parking and congestion are consistently cited as the two biggest pain points for fans attending games or events, so we understand that the fan experience starts well before anyone sets foot in a venue. We’re excited to work with Waze and our hundreds of venue partners to make the journey as seamless as possible for their customers,” said Dan Roarty, President and COO of Arrive. “We look forward to further collaboration, as we make the GamePlan integration more robust and extend the service beyond venues to airports and others destinations where time is of the essence.”

About Arrive

Arrive powers the last mile of connected mobility. The company delivers scalable, friction-free parking experiences through apps, voice and in-dash. Its fully integrated platform makes it easy for companies and brands to offer parking as a solution for drivers, fleets and connected vehicles. Millions of people across North America have access to Arrive-powered parking through the company’s distribution partners, including Amazon, Ford, Avis, Hyundai, Honda, TomTom, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Groupon, and many others, and its consumer-facing brands, ParkWhiz and BestParking. For more information, visit Arrive.com.

About Waze

Waze is where people and technology meet to solve transportation challenges. It’s a platform that empowers communities to contribute road data, edit Waze maps, and carpool to improve the way we move about the world. Thanks to Wazers everywhere, Waze is able to partner with municipalities and transit authorities to reduce traffic and congestion—leveraging current infrastructure while impacting city planning.

A world with better transportation doesn’t have to be in the distant future. By harnessing the power of community to reverse negative trends in transportation, Waze can create a world where traffic is history. Learn more at Waze.com.

INRIX Selected by Waze to Supply Global Parking Data

September 20, 2016



INRIX Selected by Waze to Supply Global Parking Data


  • North American and European parking lot information added to current Waze insights, further helping Wazers find and navigate to lots near destinations.

  • INRIX parking information to be incorporated globally within the coming months.


Kirkland, WA and Mountain View, CA – September 19, 2016 – Drivers wasted an average of 55 hours last year searching for parking, representing nearly $600M in lost time and fuel[1]. To make each trip as efficient as possible, INRIX parking lot information is now incorporated into Waze, the free, real time traffic and navigation app powered by drivers. The collaboration between the two companies extends smart driver services from INRIX to more drivers through the Waze app to further improve urban mobility.


Available as a feature on Android and iOS, Waze recently introduced its first “where to park” feature, which suggests parking lots closest to a destination and allows users to navigate there directly. Additionally, if a user doesn’t select a parking lot prior to arrival, Waze will give the option to select and navigate to one when approaching a final destination. INRIX parking data adds to the Waze database, comprised of parking lots sourced by the Waze community and other company partners.


“Driving from point A to B is only part of the journey,” said Alex Israel, vice president and general manager of parking at INRIX. “The addition of INRIX Parking enhances Wazers’ end-to-end driving experience.”


“Driving around looking for spots impacts arrival times and adds unneeded frustration and stress to the entire driving experience,” said Flavia Sasaki Siqueira, Head of Business Development for Waze. “As the co-pilot for driver navigation, Waze has begun to rollout the first of its parking suite features to solve this issue for drivers. Combining INRIX parking information with our own parking database expands reach and accuracy of the ‘where to park’ feature.”


INRIX launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015. In August 2015, INRIX acquired ParkMe, a leader in parking location, availability and reservations worldwide. INRIX is the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, including Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.





INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and movement analytics, a new approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward.


Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small. We are literally everywhere with over 450 customers across 60 countries.


About Waze

Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today’s maps.

Waze is home to the world’s largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from more than 50 million users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace.

To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit www.waze.com/get. For more information on Waze privacy policy, visit www.waze.com/legal/privacy.


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