September 23, 2014 | The Tel Aviv Municipality has opened a number of its transportation databases for the development of applications to relieve the traffic jams and parking problems in the Israeli city. The municipality’s new databases will provide users with information on traffic signal timing, availability in parking lots, the nearest Tel-O-Fun bike rental stations as well as the number of cars on the road. In addition, the Tel Aviv Municipality is set to integrate some of Waze‘s services into the application, free of charge, according to Aviad Heilbrun, the company’s Tel Aviv development manager. The municipality hopes to use Waze’s crowd-sourced navigation services to provide users with information on roadwork and well as streets that have been blocked off by police for events. Waze was founded in 2008 by Uri Levine, Ehud Shabtai and Amir Shinar, and sold to Google in 2013 for $1.1 billion.