Waze (; formerly FreeMap Israel) is 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.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year!For those celebrating Chinese New Year, it's the Year of the Dog, which is predicted to be a successful year for industrial projects and new-found hope. And here on the Waze team, it means working to be an *even more* dependable and reliable navigation partner for our global Waze Community.Today—thanks to a small but mighty team of 5 Waze staffers—we're bringing new and impr...

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  • Coming to you straight from today's Consumer Electronics Show, we're excited to share that driving with Waze on your Ford's big screen is about to get a whole lot easier.Thanks to our partnership with Ford and SmartDeviceLink (SDL), by March 2018, you'll be able to access the full Waze app experience from your car's screen, whether you have an iOS or an Android device. Though we've previously shar...

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  • Imagine: you're in your car, coffee safely in the cup holder, playing a great song, and (actually) enjoying your routine morning commute. Then, out of nowhere, everything changes. The clouds break and a storm hits hard. The car in front of you slams their breaks for an unexpected accident-related jam. The formidable lights and drilling of a construction zone appear and it becomes clear that you're...

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  • Wazers, we think you've been good this year, so we got you something we think will bring a little cheer to the pre-holiday madness: you can now ride with Santa by your side (or at least his jolly vocals). The newest addition to our Waze Voices line-up is no ordinary, shopping mall-issue Kris Kringle—this is a history-making voice care of Coca-Cola, and marks the first time Coke has given a voice t...

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  • Today, we begin rolling out one of our biggest Waze app updates ever (yes, ever) for iOS and Android, including three of our most requested features wrapped in one a-Waze-ing new release. Consider it our early holiday gift to you.The best part? It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving. Each new feature has been designed specifically to help you enjoy a more personalized experience as you navigat...

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  • That's right y'all today, Waze Carpool opens to all in Texas. And with it, we're bringing the revolution to not just outsmart traffic, but end it.No longer will Texans be held captive by their long, lonely commutes. Join us in working together to fight daily traffic in the Lone Star state, spend less time on the road, protect the environment, and save a little money.Here's a Waze Carpool 101 for o...

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  • Wazers of America, because a happier Thanksgiving and Black Friday (or as we like to call it, WazeGiving) starts with you and the fam spending less time in traffic, we've crunched the '16 numbers to bring you the 2017 WazeGiving driving forecast. And we've gone even further than years past, with new insights around travel to airports, grocery stores, and shopping centers, giving you even more Waze...

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  • Nearly all of us have been there...stuck on the side of the road. The car balancing itself on 3-and-a-half tires. In a hot panic, you frantically try to remember how to change a tire, while searching the for that roadside assistance phone number you e-mailed yourself years ago, which has now mysteriously vanished. That sinking feeling starts to set in and you realize there's no way you're going to...

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  • Our third annual review of the best and worst places around the world to be a driver, a.k.a. the Waze Driver Satisfaction Index, is here. Our index ranks the Wazer experience in metros and countries based on a scale of 10 (satisfying) to 1 (unhappy) across six key factors:Traffic: density and severity of trafficQuality: road quality and infrastructure Road Safety: density of reported accidents, ro...

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  • Today, our Broadcaster network—300 partners strong across the world—is excited to add Nobex Partners to the Waze Family. Nobex Partners brings with them over 5,000 radio station partners across 100 countries that they've helped build branded app and podcast platforms for as their "digital backbone." Now, they're providing radio partners with access to a suite of Waze Complete Traffic Intelligence ...

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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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