Google Maps Testing Crash & Speed Trap Reporting

One of the main differences between Google Maps and Waze, despite Google owning both of them, is that Waze comes with more detailed information that some drivers might find useful or important. For example Waze lets users report accidents so that drivers know which routes to avoid.

Waze Audio Player Feature Added To The App

Want to listen to music and use your navigation app at the same time? It’s entirely possible to do so, but if you’d rather not have to switch between apps, which can be dangerous while driving, then the latest update to Waze might be of interest to you where the update has introduced a new Audio Player feature.

Waze Carpool Now Available Across The US

One of the reasons why traffic jams exist is because there are simply too many cars on the road. This is where the idea of carpooling comes in handy, where drivers can share a single car to get to their destination, which in theory helps reduce traffic congestion, saves money on fuel, and reduces the amount of carbon emissions.

Waze Is Now Available For CarPlay

With the release of iOS 12, Apple opened up CarPlay to more third-party navigation apps, meaning that users who didn’t want to use Apple Maps would now have more options, as long as developers decided to support CarPlay. Last week Google made Google Maps compatible with CarPlay, and now it looks like Waze is next.


Waze Now Works With Android Auto On Your Smartphone

When you think of infotainment systems such as Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, immediately one of the things that comes to mind would be navigational apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze. To be fair, Waze has been available on Android Auto since last year, but the downside was the it required users to own an Android Auto head unit.

Waze’s Incident Reports Rolling Out In Google Maps

Google acquired the Waze navigation app some five years ago and it remains popular with users because of one core feature: incident reports. Users can report accidents, road closures, and other traffic problems in the app which then helps other users decide whether or not they want to continue on their route if there’s a problem up ahead. According to a new report, a similar feature is now rolling out […]

Apple CarPlay Will Now Let You Use Other Navigation Apps

Given Apple’s penchant for creating a walled garden ecosystem, it’s not surprising that the company would choose to use Apple Maps in CarPlay. It makes a lot of sense and also encourages the adoption of the app. However the good news is that in an announcement made at WWDC, Apple will no longer force Apple Maps onto users.

iPhone Users Can Now Project Waze On Their Ford Dashboards

While CarPlay and Android Auto are some of the options that car owners have today, more often than not we see carmakers use their own infotainment systems. Sometimes these infotainment systems come with a built-in navigation app, but the only downside to such apps is that they aren’t always connected, which means that updated routes, changes to roads, traffic, and so on aren’t taken into consideration.

Waze Carpool Users Can Now Choose Who They Want To Ride With

Unless you have some kind of prearrangement set with co-workers, friends, or neighbors, entering into a carpool using apps Uber or Lyft can be a bit daunting as you never know who your other passengers are. However Waze has announced some changes to its carpool program where users can now choose who they want to carpool with.

Waze Updated With New ETA Screen To Show More Traffic Information

If you’re someone who relies on Waze to get to your destination, you’re probably familiar with some of the app’s features, such as providing the driver with an ETA on when they will arrive, along with some information about potential traffic they might run into. However it looks like an update to Waze has been released which will introduced an updated ETA screen that can display more traffic information than […]

2018 Ford EcoSport Will Come With Waze, Alexa Integration

While quite a few carmakers out there load their vehicles with their own mapping system (or use third-party services), it’s hard to compare those against the navigation systems found on our phones, such as Google Maps, Waze, Apple Maps, and so on. This is because our mobile apps have the benefit of an internet connection, meaning that routes can be updated with real-time info.

Waze In-Car Mapping Will Be Coming To Ford Cars With SYNC 3

[CES 2018] Depending on the carmaker and the infotainment unit you have chosen (or comes bundled) with your car, sometimes the mapping software on it might not necessarily be the most responsive, user-friendly, or updated, and sometimes using our phones with apps like Waze might actually be a better idea.

New Jersey Town Closing Streets To Tackle Navigation App Traffic

Smart navigation apps like Waze help their users find the fastest way to their destination. By relying on data crowdsourced from users, these apps are able to provide a better picture of the traffic situation. This can often result in large numbers of users being redirected to streets that aren’t meant for a lot of traffic when highways and major roads are congested. No wonder some communities don’t like these […]

Latest Waze Update Includes Additional Support For Voice Commands

Using your phone while driving is clearly not a good idea, and companies like Waze have built in features to prevent users from using the app while driving. However what if you wanted to find a new route? What if you decided that you wanted to go somewhere else, or find an alternative route to your destination, what then?