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Waze adds YouTube Music controls for a safer dashboard

Waze adds YouTube Music controls for a safer dashboard

Waze is getting YouTube Music integration, bringing more streamlined access to streaming music to the navigation app without having to jump between the two. The update pulls everything from albums and playlists, through personalized mixes, into Waze's new app.

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Waze Carpool calendar makes dumping Uber & Lyft even easier

Waze Carpool calendar makes dumping Uber & Lyft even easier

Waze is getting a new Carpool calendar, with the popular navigation app adding features that should make managing group trips easier - and might let you secure the front seat, too. The Waze Carpool calendar is part scheduling tool and part social network, and builds on the initial carpooling app which the Google-owned service launched back in 2017.

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Waze toll prices use crowd power to add up the cost of your trip

Waze toll prices use crowd power to add up the cost of your trip

Waze is adding toll prices to its navigation guidance, flagging up just how much trips across North America and Israel will actually cost when paid routes are taken into consideration. The new feature is being added from today in the US, Canada, and Israel, and will be able to show an estimated cost of each potential trip in addition to how long a drive, and how far, they'll involve.

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Waze makes Google Assistant your hands-free copilot

Waze makes Google Assistant your hands-free copilot

The Google Assistant continues its spread, with Google's much-appreciated Waze app adding support for the voice technology in the name of better avoiding traffic - or reporting it. Waze relies on driver reports of traffic congestion, road issues, and other factors that might affect motorists, but until now it has demanded you take your hands off the wheel in order to submit them.

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Waze Audio Player gets support for Deezer streaming service on Android

Waze Audio Player gets support for Deezer streaming service on Android

In October, navigation app Waze launched an in-app audio player with support for a handful of popular audio sources. This feature is designed to provide drivers with direct access to their favorite audio content, minimizing distractions and eliminating the need to toggle between apps. In its most recent update, the company has added Android support for the music streaming service Deezer.

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NYPD wants Waze GPS app to stop revealing DWI checkpoints

NYPD wants Waze GPS app to stop revealing DWI checkpoints

Navigation app Waze is popular in part because of the extra information it provides to drivers, namely alerts about upcoming wrecks, traffic conditions, speed traps, and checkpoints. The latter two alert types have caused friction with law enforcement officials who, in some past instances, have attempted to feed fake alerts to dilute the real warnings. In the latest example of contention over the feature, the New York Police Department has sent Google a cease-and-desist letter.

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Waze Beacons keep drivers connected in NYC traffic tunnels

Waze Beacons keep drivers connected in NYC traffic tunnels

Waze is expanding its Beacons program to help drivers in New York City stay connected while in a traffic tunnel. Driving a car within one of these concrete tunnels typically results in a connectivity blackout, meaning the navigation app can no longer get a GPS signal. Waze Beacons help deal with this problem using Bluetooth to transmit data to phones as an alternative to a GPS signal.

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Waze Audio Player beta arrives with Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher and more

Waze Audio Player beta arrives with Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher and more

Waze is gearing up to release an update that brings an embedded audio player to its platform, providing drivers with direct access to their favorite audio streaming service. The company has announced a beta for Waze Audio Player in conjunction with streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, as well as podcast app Stitcher and others. As well, Waze has a new developer tool suite called Audio Kit.

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Waze Carpool feature goes live for all users in the US

Waze Carpool feature goes live for all users in the US

Waze has launched its Carpool feature for all users across the United States, the company has announced. The tool first arrived in New York City and San Francisco, enabling Waze users to pick up someone who needed a ride in exchange for a small bit of cash. Now anyone in the US can take advantage of the feature, helping reduce congestion on roads.

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Waze for Apple CarPlay released with easy reporting

Waze for Apple CarPlay released with easy reporting

Waze for Apple CarPlay has arrived, bringing one of the most frequently requested navigation apps to the iPhone's car infotainment system. The update follows Apple's softening of the limits around third-party apps and CarPlay, which until recently had seen only the Cupertino company's own Apple Maps available for use.

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Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

Waze’s incident reporting is coming to Google Maps on Android

Google Maps has long been the definitive mapping and directions app on both Android and iOS. One recent challenger to that standard has been Waze, which features crowd-sourced data on driving conditions to keep its information accurate and up-to-date. Waze was such a stand-out service that Google actually acquired it about five years ago. While Waze has never been absolved into Google Maps, like many expected, one of its best features might finally be making the jump.

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iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

If the iPhone's CarPlay had one infuriating limitation, it's been Apple's lock-down on third-party apps, but some of the most frequently-requested are finally making an appearance. Announced at the WWDC 2018 keynote today, the good news is that apps like Google Maps and Waze are coming to the dashboard.

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