Waze Mobile Navigational Beacon, 2018

Summary

Established in 2009, Waze Mobile developed crowd-sourced maps that were updated and improved by users. The company's offerings expanded to include real-time traffic and road construction alerts. The Waze Beacons project, launched in 2017, eliminated dead spots in GPS navigation by placing battery-powered beacons in tunnels where GPS satellite signals couldn't reach.

Established in 2009, Waze Mobile developed crowd-sourced maps that were updated and improved by users. The company's offerings expanded to include real-time traffic and road construction alerts. The Waze Beacons project, launched in 2017, eliminated dead spots in GPS navigation by placing battery-powered beacons in tunnels where GPS satellite signals couldn't reach.

Artifact

Beacon

Date Made

2018

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.15.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of David Sailer.

Material

Plastic

Color

White (Color)
Black (Color)
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 2.375 in

Width: 2.438 in

Length: .938 in

Inscriptions

on front: wazebeacon / bluvision / part of HID Global

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