Google’s other navigation app, Waze, started rolling out an Android and iOS app refurbish currently that brings rarely requested facilities to the crowdsourced navigation app. While unchanging navigation apps let you name your form of travel from options including a car, bike, and train, Waze now has support for motorcycles as well.
With the update, drivers of two- or three-wheeled vehicles can get better track options formed on information supposing by other bikers who have used Waze in the new motorcycle mode. Since there are routes that motorcyclists can take that automobile motorists can’t, Waze should be means to give motorcyclists optimized routes for their car as good as some-more accurate ETAs.
In further to motorcycle support, Waze will also now support HOV line navigation. Anyone who has driven in a high-occupancy car line knows that your track and ETA will be opposite from those pushing in the unchanging lanes just feet divided from you. Now, Waze will yield directions, routes, and ETAs formed on HOV line access.
Those who drive with mixed passengers or with a special pass can go into Waze’s app settings and name from a list of options to reap entrance to HOV line routes. Those who drive a fuel-efficient car can collect a special car form in the app to get entrance to the same track options. HOV track support will be live first in 22 areas in the US as good as Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, with some-more areas to come later.
Regardless of the form of car you’re in or what line you use, you can use Waze’s new voice-activation support. This allows you to contend “Ok Waze” to trigger the app to listen for other voice commands such as “drive home” or “report a traffic jam.” Previously, you had to daub the microphone idol on the app’s hunt bar before you could contend a Waze-specific voice command. A arise word like “Ok Waze” should forestall drivers from fumbling with their smartphones while on the road.
Waze has consistently placed importance on user preference with aspects of life that describe to navigation but may not have to do with your car or route. The app supports Spotify playback directly within the app so drivers don’t get dreaming while trying to name music. It also combined an “order ahead” underline progressing this year that allows drivers with the Dunkin Donuts mobile app to place their morning coffee-and-donut sequence from within the Waze app.