Recently several times over the past week, some pop-ups (for cameras, police, etc.) Don't disappear after their timer expired, or after taking the "x", "Not There", or "thumbs up" button. The only way to dismiss the pop-up seems to be to restart the app which is not good while driving.
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Edit: G+ post of same issue by others
Yesterday wife and I were on I-5 approaching 118.
There were a BUNCH of police and accident reports on both roads.
Not a cop or accident in sight, wife brought up the details and these were reported by Waze 8 hours earlier.
I'd also like to know where Waze gets its information for reporting police. I've encountered a number of police alerts, reported by Waze within the last 15 minutes... no cop.
Is this coming from social media? I was at a traffic engineering luncheon a little over a year ago and one of the presenters was talking about accessing social media and scanning for key words in tweets such as "Stuck" or "Traffic" or highway names, and analyzing messages that trigger the "interest" to determine location and conditions.
I don't recall what company the presenter was with, his presentation was mostly visions for the future of transportation including self-driving vehicles, but the portion of the presentation that talked about the social media aspects used Waze character icons.