Waze signs new mobility partnership with French Grand Prix

Google-owned navigation app Waze has signed a new partnership with the 2019 French Grand Prix.

As part of the deal, Waze will integrate key features of the Grand Prix site and schedule within its real-time traffic management app.

This year, the French Grand Prix has a major mobility plan, after fans complained about access problems last year.

The partnership with Waze – which helps users find the fastest, least congested route to their destination – is expected to make it easier and safer for fans to navigate the Paul Ricard circuit.

The French Grand Prix will provide exclusive data to Waze, including:

  • Details of the official French Grand Prix mobility plan
  • Event parking areas and lanes reserved for taxis, VTCs and official cars
  • Custom road names and access points
  • Carpool access
  • Communications with users and map editors
  • Real-time updates of traffic flows
  • Optimization of travel times

Jérôme Marty, managing director of Waze France, said: “By integrating our application with the event’s mobility plan, we will be able to improve our driver services at an ultra-local level and make traffic flow smoother, safer and more enjoyable on the road to the Grand Prix.

“Spectators will be able to find the best route as well as better-located parking spaces, no longer having to worry about traffic or blocked roads.”