Waze has been updated today with a search bar accessible on the map, and a new sleep mode that replaces the shutdown function — allowing you to resume Waze whenever.
A cleaner map UI has been introduced in this update as well with elements appearing based on distance now along with duplicate reports grouped together. Other optimizations and fixes were included as well.
Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app, 50 million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time & gas money, and improve everyone’s daily commute.
By simply driving around with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices. Waze also makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road.
It’s all about contributing to and benefiting from the ‘common good’ on the road, so hop on board and get involved in your local driving community today!
– Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info
– Community contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more
– Complete voice guided navigation
– Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change
– Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes
– Finds the cheapest gas station along your route
– One tap navigation to Facebook events.
– See Facebook friends driving to the same place
– Notify someone you’re on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive
– Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info
– Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors
What’s New In This Version:
– Search bar accessible on map
– Cleaner map UI – elements on map appear based on distance and duplicate reports grouped together
– Sleep mode – Replaced shut down function with ability to resume Waze
– Optimization & bug fixes
You can download Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic from the App Store for free.