Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app. With millions of drivers from across the globe joining forces to outsmart traffic, save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.
By simply driving around with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared fuel prices. Waze also makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road.
It’s all about contributing to and benefiting from the ‘common good’ on the road, so hop on board and get involved in your local driving community today!
– Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info
– Community contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more
– Complete voice guided navigation
– Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change
– Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes
– Finds the cheapest gas station along your route
– One tap navigation to Facebook events.
– See Facebook friends driving to the same place
– Notify someone you’re on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive
– Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info
– Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Waze will automatically shut down if you run it in the background and haven’t driven for a while.
|Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic||Free||Compatible with Android and iOS devices.|
Great road navigation tool. A couple of weeks ago I used it as the organizer of a conference in combination with Facebook:
– make an event in Facebook and invite participants
– Waze automatically syncs with Facebook and on the day of the event, asks if you want to navigate to the event
– when you accept, Waze shows where other participants that use Waze and Facebook are (on the way, arrived)
You might use it for a GPS-quest, but this is not a top 10 tool for education, I think.