Waze lets Batman guide you to your destination 

Updated Oct 08, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Aside from Batman’s voice, Waze added new features for better navigation.

On September 15, 2020, Waze held its first-ever global virtual event. During the said event, the company showcased several updates to the app that might prove to be useful to the end-user. Now it's October and if you open your Waze app, you’ll spot some new features that you’ll probably want to learn more about.

A picture of a man using Waze

Say goodbye to fiddling with your phone to type the name of your destination

1. Waze can anticipate and respond to your needs

Waze has recently rolled out several features that will suggest destinations for a driver. More importantly, the app can also provide an estimate as to how long that trip will take. These suggestions are personalized to a specific Waze user and are based on past trips one has made before. Also, places that a user drove to in the past are also displayed when you open the app.

Simply tap the destination and start your trip. As a part of this update, Waze can now give you notifications on the best time to leave thus optimizing your trip. These suggestions are based on traffic and road conditions and will ensure that you aren’t late just because of a road accident.

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2. Trip saving from the Live Map to your App

To make it even easier, Waze now allows its users to save planned trips from the Waze Live Map on a web browser to transfer it to the mobile app. With saved locations on the web, users no longer need to search for an origin or destination for every trip. This feature is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Apart from saved destinations, Waze now also displays location badges under its search bar. There, it will display nearby possible locations that a driver might need to visit like a gas station, a drive-thru restaurant, etc.

Waze map live to app

See that button below? With just one tap, send the saved route from your browser to the Waze app

3. ETA accuracy and better lane guidelines

Waze knows that time is gold. As such, the app now has a better estimated time of arrival estimates. On top of that, there’s also Waze’s lane guidance which tells drivers what lane to take when entering or exiting highways and freeways. This will surely help drivers who are unfamiliar with a certain area.

A picture of the waze DC universe Batman and Riddler logos.

Pick your side

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4. The Batman Experience

Available until October 31, 2020 only, you can be guided by that husky, commanding voice of Kevin Conroy. The guy who voices Batman in DC Universe Animated Original Movies. If you want, you can also select the voice of Wally Wingert who plays the voice of The Riddler.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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