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Waze integrated with Android Auto

Waze has been now integrated with Android Auto. Waze can be used by the cars having Android Auto to navigate via its in-car display, steering wheels, touch screen etc. Waze has many features such as: Find the fastest routes and most up-to-date road alerts. Start any drive using the voice …

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Lyft integrates Google’s Waze into its driver’s app for faster navigation


Published: February 3, 2016  | San Fransisco Lyft is joining forces with Google’s Waze to improve navigation and congestion avoidance for the ride-hail service’s drivers. Lyft will integrate Waze’s Transport SDK (software development kit) into its app, allowing drivers to update their routes in real time and improve the efficiency …

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Waze piloting carpooling service in Israel


Published: July 7, 2015 | Israel Google-owned online mapping company Waze is piloting a carpooling service in Israel, focusing on commuters who pay drivers a fee for a ride to or from work.  The service, which was revealed in a blog post by the company, is available through Waze’s mobile …

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Smartphone in Cars: “Engaging, Potent and Distracting!!!”

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“National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), United States has found that the increased use of portable devices like smartphones has led to an increase in crashes and fatalities.” One of the greatest features of a modern smartphone is the ability to completely replace your car GPS and infotainment system. There are …

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Google updates ‘Waze’ traffic app for its Android and iOS users


Published: June 20, 2014 | United States Waze, a GPS-based navigation app owned by Google, updated its Android and iOS apps to version 3.8, bringing with it all new features and several improvements. The updated Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic app is available to download via Google Play and …

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Malaysia’s Astro Radio partners with Waze to launch daily traffic updates


Published: June 17, 2014 | Malaysia Malaysia’s Astro Radio is partnering with smart phone navigation app Waze to enhance its traffic reports and improve the daily commute to and from the capital Kuala Lumpur. Waze incorporates real-time GPS (global positioning system) data from its growing base of more than 50 million users …

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Technion students hack Google’s Waze to create fake traffic jams

Israel:  Technion-Israel Institute of Technology announced on Monday that two of their students, with the help of two advisers, created a computer system that can cause the popular navigation application Waze to report fake traffic jams. Software engineering students Shir Yadid and Meital Ben-Sinai are members of the Psagot program …

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Parrot ASTEROID range to have navigation solutions from TomTom, Waze, and Navfree


Paris: According to a recent news, Parrot has improved its navigation Apps offering via its Parrot ASTEROID range of connected solutions for in-car use. Parrot ASTEROID Smart and ASTEROID Tablet users can now benefit from more choices of navigation provider: TomTom, Waze or Navfree – an ‘open source’ map application, …

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Google acquires navigation app Waze


USA: According to a recent news, Google, has confirmed their acquisition of Waze, the Israeli social traffic and navigation application. Google reported on its official blog: “To help you outsmart traffic, today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed the acquisition of Waze. This fast-growing community of traffic-obsessed drivers is working …

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Facebook planning to acquire GPS app Waze


USA: Facebook is in discussions on a potential $1 billion deal to acquire the GPS mobile navigation app Waze, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report said that the discussions were “serious” but that no deal had been finalized. Waze, which claims more than 40 million users, could allow Facebook to expand …

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