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Waze update promises smarter suggestions and better traffic tools

Waze update promises smarter suggestions and better traffic tools

Waze is revamping its navigation app, boosting trip suggestions, promising more accurate traffic and ETA calculations, and adding Amazon Music as a new partner. The collaboration means that Amazon Music users will be able to control playback through the built-in Waze audio player, while Waze access will also be available through the Amazon Music app.

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Waze now lets you move planned drives from Web to phone

Waze now lets you move planned drives from Web to phone

A lot more people are spending their time online these days but those are probably done on their desktops and laptops. There will come a time, however, when they will have to leave the comfort and safety of their homes but moving their information from computer to mobile isn't always as seamless as moving from your desk to your car. Sure, Google Chrome can sync your tabs but what about that meticulously planned driving route you made? You can now transfer that to your phone, too, provided you were using Waze in the first place.

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Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze has launched a big new UI revamp, with everything from colors through to how individual members are represented changing in the refreshed navigation app. Promising to be more lively and visually attention-grabbing than most apps, the new Waze also builds on what the Google-owned company calls Moods.

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Waze finally adds lane guidance feature, but only for beta users

Waze finally adds lane guidance feature, but only for beta users

Navigation app Waze has finally added a feature that users have been requesting for years, one that helps you get where you're going without any last-minute chaos. Called lane guidance, the feature alerts users about which lane they need to be in for any upcoming turns or exits, though it is only available to beta users at this point in time.

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Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze update helps drivers avoid unplowed roads this winter

Waze, the navigation app owned by Google, is popular due in part to its report functionality, which enables drivers to submit reports that help other drivers avoid various issues on the road. The latest update to this feature is the ability to report when a road hasn't yet been plowed, a key warning that will help many drivers avoid troublesome roads during the winter months.

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Moovit public transit app taps Waze to add carpool trip option

Moovit public transit app taps Waze to add carpool trip option

Public transportation app Moovit has announced a new pilot program that integrates the Waze Carpool service with its own mobile app. Moovit is designed to generate routes involving public transportation options; Waze, of course, is a navigation app that helps drivers get where they're going with alerts about related things like law enforcement checkpoints and accidents.

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TIDAL brings its streaming music service to Waze navigation app

TIDAL brings its streaming music service to Waze navigation app

High-fidelity music streaming service TIDAL has announced an integration with the Waze navigation app, making it easier for drivers to pull up their favorite albums and playlists while on the road. The new integration joins a number of other streaming services that are already available directly through the app, including Spotify, Deezer, and Pandora.

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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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