Waze, A Superior Mode of Travel

You’ll never open Maps again. The Waze app is all about contributing to the ‘common good’ out on the open road. Outsmarting traffic, together.

By connecting drivers to one another, Waze creates local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone’s daily driving. Users update real-time information as they travel, cluing other drivers in to essential information like police ahead, traffic jams, road closures, hazards on the road or quicker routes to the destination.

The Waze interface is easily accessible while driving, and has a lock to prevent drivers from becoming too focused on the application while behind the wheel.
The Waze interface is easily accessible while driving, and has a lock to prevent drivers from becoming too focused on the application while behind the wheel.

Waze offers all of the navigational perks that you find in the iPhone’s Maps app or Google Maps, but with the added bonus of real-time updates and user interaction. Think of it as minimally involved Facebook and Mapquest rolled into one.

After registering, users create a profile and earn points based on interaction with the app. You gain points every time you use Waze on a drive or update your route with activities like road reporting, fuel price reports, editing the map, adding street names or house numbers, etc.

The points are a nonessential, but will earn you fun additions to your profile, like the ability to choose from various icons to represent your presence on the road. Users can also update their current mood, join groups, chat with other nearby users and upload photos to ‘map chat.’ Anything from a passenger selfie to an accident photo is acceptable here.

An extremely helpful app, Waze will redirect drivers around closures or areas of heavy traffic, and will loudly notify when police or hazards are reported ahead- saving time and frustration for everyone on the road.

So rest easy knowing that Waze has your back when it comes to cops ahead waiting to ruin your day. Applaud yourself for ensuring that they won’t succeed this time.

 

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