Waze (), (formerly FreeMap Israel) is a GPS navigation software that works on smartphones and tablets with GPS support and provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details, while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile telephone network. Waze describes its app as a community-driven GPS navigation app, which is free to download and use. The app was first developed and popularized by Waze Mobile, an Israeli company founded by Ehud Shabtai, Amir Shinar and Uri Levine, funded by two Israeli venture capital firms, Magma and Vertex, and an early-stage American venture capital firm Bluerun Ventures. Waze Mobile was acquired in 2013 by Google.

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  • In cities and countries across the globe, new driving restrictions are rolling out as municipalities fight back against congestion and traffic-related issues, like pollution and poor air quality. For drivers, this often means getting used to new rules of the road (literally)—even on familiar routes. One big example? License plate restrictions, which determine when and where people can drive based ...

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  • In a team effort to bring more local experiences to our Wazers around the world, we're excited to share two Waze firsts for Thailand: our Thai navigation voice, Manee, and app language are live *and* the Thai Metropolitan Police has joined our Waze Connected Citizens Program. Making our long-awaited Thai navigation voice a reality was an act of serious global teamwork. In fact, it was the Dutch Wa...

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  • #WazeCarpool is a community of drivers and riders saving the planet (and some money) by riding together. Count on the Waze Community not only to help you avoid traffic, but save time and money in the carpool lane! Check out some of YouTube’s top Creators as they take a ride using the Waze Carpool app for the first time! Watch Just Between Us: http://bit.ly/JBUWazeCarpool Watch Scotty Sire: h...

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  • #WazeCarpool is a community of drivers and riders saving the planet (and some money) by riding together. Count on the Waze Community not only to help you avoid traffic, but save time and money in the carpool lane! Check out some of YouTube’s top Creators as they take a ride using the Waze Carpool app for the first time! Watch Just Between Us: http://bit.ly/JBUWazeCarpool Watch Scotty Sire: h...

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  • #WazeCarpool is a community of drivers and riders saving the planet (and some money) by riding together. Count on the Waze Community not only to help you avoid traffic, but save time and money in the carpool lane! Check out some of YouTube’s top Creators as they take a ride using the Waze Carpool app for the first time! Watch Just Between Us: http://bit.ly/JBUWazeCarpool Watch Scotty Sire: h...

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  • We're excited to share that our fifth voice launch of the year is Welsh! After a year of hard work from our local Waze Community in Wales, Welsh is available to show Wazers the way as both a Voice Direction capability *and* an in-app language. There are many to thank for bringing Welsh to Waze, but it all started when Robert Lo Bue, CEO of Applingua, reached out to the Waze team about a year ago. ...

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  • Wazers: it's time to celebrate, because today, Waze and Spotify are officially compatible on iOS devices. Starting today, September 18th, 2017 our integrated Waze and Spotify experience will roll out to iOS users over the next few weeks (and will no longer be Android-only). All you have to do to #RockTheRoad is make sure your Waze and Spotify apps are both up-to-date so you can ride in style: with...

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  • Throughout Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, local and global Waze Community members worked diligently to keep Wazers away from flooded roads, en route to open & full gas stations, and able to find safety at the closest available shelters. Their dedication has been an inspiring example of what our community can achieve when working together. Now, as we consider Waze data collected before, during, and af...

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  • So, what's a hackathon? Here at Waze, it's an opportunity to compile and workshop the ideas and feedback we received from you, our inspiring Waze Community, along with diverse points-of-view from across the company: from marketers to developers to coders, designers and sales folks. Together, we brainstorm new experiences, improvements, and even app features we want to bring to life. Waze hackathon...

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  • Waze Carpool is live, for free, in Hurricane Harvey-affected areas across Texas and Louisiana.Hurricane Harvey has devastated areas across Texas, Louisiana, and much of the American south; Houston and Beaumont, Texas experienced a year's worth of rainfall in just over a week, an estimated 60,000 structures were damaged, and up to 1 million cars were destroyed. But the power of the Waze Community i...

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  • Labor Day (or "Labour Day" to our Canadian Wazers): a reward for all your hard work, and the last hurrah of Summer before school starts and work schedules return to a more normal pace and routine. Wazers everywhere are headed to BBQs, the beach, and outdoor adventures near and far. It's all fun-in-the-sun...until you're stuck in beyond-brutal traffic. Lucky for you, Wazers drove a lot over Labor D...

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  • To everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey: the Waze Community is here to help. Working around the clock to ensure 24 hours of coverage, the local Waze Map Editor community is diligently keeping the Waze Map up-to-date by adjusting road closures and adding shelters to the map in real time.As of 9 am CT on Monday, August 28th, a team of 71 Waze Map Editors have marked 1,069 closures, 977 of which are...

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  • What began as a community-organized quest to bring a Filipino voice to the Waze app (by only 4 Wazers) turned into a viral media sensation. One that covered the airwaves and social media channels across top Filipino news stations. A truly aWAZEing Waze Community effort that we're proud to share.How did one small-yet-mighty group accomplish so much? Hours of dedication, a whole lot of collaboration...

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  • Waze Global Event Partner LogoThe Waze Global Event Partner (GEP) Program, created in August of 2016, has a simple goal: help make travel to, from, and around events easier for all. For the Wazers traveling to and from major events, this means fewer minutes spent stuck in traffic and waiting in cluttered car lines. For those that live and work around major venues, it means navigating confidently, ...

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  • You asked, we heard you, and it's official: as of today, July, 26, 2017, Waze is available for Android Auto. That's right—you can now navigate with Waze via your vehicle's in-car display, touch screens, steering wheel buttons, and other console-mounted controls. All it takes is connecting your Android phone to the USB port in a car that supports Android Auto.The power of the Waze Community—the wor...

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  • We're proud to share that as of July 12th, the Waze app is available in 45 languages, thanks to our incredible Waze Community. This powerful group has helped map the world *and* enabled Waze to be more useful and accessible to people across the globe. Pretty aWAZEing.Our latest addition to Waze languages is Kannada, a dialect from the Karnataka region of India. This effort began in early 2017 with...

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  • Follow in the footsteps of some of our esteemed Waze staffers and become the #NextWazeVoice. Now on Android & iOS, you can record and share your most clever quips, favorite accents, and spot-on impressions with friends and family. But don’t forget: these are your driving directions, so accuracy is key.

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  • The ever-awazeing Waze Communities of Latin America have been busy planning local meetups across the region, Including Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile, over the span of just two months. And they're not just getting to know each other and toasting it a job well done (though that's well-deserved). They're enjoying some in-person time and have our favorite conversations, around how to help grow, e...

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  • Wazers of America Gain your independence from traffic jams, slowdowns, and road hazards, and reclaim your holiday weekend. We crunched the numbers and traffic reports from last year, and discovered where people are driving bridge, aka the times and places you can (now) avoid. Celebration-Related Trends Click to enlargeYour quest for fewer slowdowns begins the day before Independence Day-when Wazer...

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  • Amboi Amboi Amboi! Altimet just became the first Malaysian rapper to be a Waze voice, in partnership with Liberty Insurance Berhad. You can Waze with Altimet in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. Download the free Waze app for iOS or Android today at www.waze.com/get

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