Waze Introduces New Features Including Navigation For Motorcyclists
November 30, 2017 | Israeli-founded social traffic and navigation platform Waze has launched a new feature for motorcyclists. The navigation mode is available for Android and iOS users. Waze now has motorcycle drive times and is optimized to include roads that are optimal for both cars and motorcycles. Drivers can now receive recommendations based on data from those riding motorcycles. This will include time estimations and route suggestions (including narrow roads specifically for motorcyclists.) Waze has also introduced new features that include a new voice command that allows users to start hands-free control by saying the phrase “Ok Waze.” This mode is available for English-speaking users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand. A third feature introduced by Waze is a carpool mode suggesting navigation options for carpool lanes. This feature is only available in the US and Canada. Waze was bought by Google in 2013 for approximately $1 billion. It was founded by Amir Shinar, Uri Levine, and Ehud Shabtai in 2008.