Get the best route, every day, with real-time help from other drivers.

Waze app on your phone

I only recently discovered Waze and thought that it is just too great an app not to share, just in case there are others who have not come across it yet.

Nothing beats real people working together.

Imagine millions of drivers out on the road, working together towards a common goal: To outsmart heavy traffic and get them the best route to work and back, every day. Introducing Waze – the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app.

You can now join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and fuel money on their daily commute.

Waze map open

Traffic is more than just red lines on the map.

You can now get alerted before you approach accidents, road hazards or traffic jams. It’s a personal heads-up from millions of other users.

Your friends are just around the corner.

See when your friends are also driving to your destination when you connect to Facebook. Coordinate everyone’s arrival times when you pick up or meet up with buddies. Now you’re effortlessly in sync while driving.

Save on fuel every time you fill up.

Navigate to the cheapest station on your route, all powered by community-shared fuel prices. By working together to report prices at the pumps, Waze drivers can always save some money.

Waze is all about contributing to the common good out on the road.

By connecting road users to one another, it creates local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone’s daily commute. That might mean helping them avoid the frustration of sitting in traffic, notifying them about road hazards or the like, or shaving five minutes off of their regular commute by showing them new routes they never even knew about.

Waze app on google maps

So, how does it work?

After typing in their destination, users drive with the app open on their phone to passively contribute to traffic and other road data, but they can also take a more active role by sharing road reports on accidents or any other hazards along the way, helping to give other users in the area a heads-up.

In addition to the local drivers using the app, Waze is also home to an active community of online map editors who ensure that the data in their areas is as up to date as possible.

I know, super cool!  You’re welcome.

Compiled by: Ista Van Zyl

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