Established in 2009, Waze is a GPS navigational app that was acquired by Google in 2013 for $1.3 billion. Waze collects user input to provide real-time warnings of auto accidents, speed traps, rerouted traffic, and other disruptions on the road. The groundbreaking app continues to innovate: In 2017, Waze continued to grow its Connected Citizen program, which works with local governments to manage traffic and upgrade transportation infrastructure. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey used Waze to launch real-time updates on lane closures and other traffic complications related to bridges, tunnels, and roadways. Waze currently has partners in 34 states along with the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2017, the company expanded its Carpool service to include all California and Texas. Waze is also helping to save lives with alerts designed to prevent adults from accidentally leaving children behind in hot cars. In 2018, the company's carpool service launched nationwide.