Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes [Video]

Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes [Video]

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The Waze navigation app for iOS has received one of its biggest updates ever bringing support for motorcycles, 'OK Waze' voice control, and HOV routes.

Motorcycle Vehicle Option:
Open to Wazers worldwide who prefer to ride on two (or three) wheels, this is the third unique vehicle type supported by Waze, and it comes complete with specialized routing to help make finding freedom on the open road simpler and faster.

In addition to the real-time road updates and alerts, Wazers riding in motorcycle mode will be directed on routes optimized for motorcyclists based on where fellow Wazers-on-wheels are riding and the more you ride in the motorcycle setting, the smarter the routing will become. To sweeten the deal, better routing also means you'll see a more accurate projected arrival time at your destination.

To Waze on a motorbike go to Settings > Vehicle Type > Motorcycles in your app.

Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes [Video]

Talk to Waze:
An evolution of our existing Waze Voice Commands, you can now initiate your drive, get a preview of the route ahead, send reports, and add a pit stop—all without lifting a finger from the wheel. Not only is it convenient, it's safer, allowing you to stay focused on the road ahead. Talk to Waze is currently available for English-speaking Wazers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, and will continually roll out in more languages soon.

To start chatting with Waze today, head to Settings > Sound & voice > Talk to Waze > Toggle Listen for "OK Waze" on.

Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes [Video]

HOV Route Support:
This feature provides Wazers with additional navigation options and arrival times, based on high-occupancy-vehicle lanes (aka carpool lanes) on their route.

Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes [Video]

Whether you're riding with one passenger or more; in a hybrid, electric, or clean-fuel car; with a special pass; or a combination of all of the above, Waze will determine your optimal route. Major shoutout to our stellar Map Editor Community, who worked hard to bring HOV route support to life by adding the nuanced HOV info to the Waze Map. To start hopping in the fast lane on your route, all you need to do is open the Waze app and share a few details about your drive:

● If you ride with a full carpool crew, head to Settings > Navigation > Add Toll/HOV pass > Select from a pre-populated list of passes available in your area.
● Have a fuel-efficient car? Go to Settings > Navigation > Vehicle Type.

HOV route support is currently open to Wazers in 22 markets across the US (full list below), and in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

[Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin]

You can download Waze from the App Store for free.

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Petr - December 1, 2017 at 1:59am
No carplay :-(
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