The new update to Waze will predict traffic and help you schedule your trips


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Waze is one of the best free navigation and traffic apps out there. Although it has been acquired by Google nearly 3 years ago, it regularly adds new features making sure that the community continues to bring valuable traffic data to Google Maps team.

Last week the company introduced a new feature called “Planned Drives” for iOS users. It allows users to enter dates and times for upcoming appointments to have the app automatically plan out their route and offer reminders for when to leave. The new feature “takes into account expected traffic conditions based on smart algorithms, aggregated traffic history and predictive analysis” we can read on Waze blog.

In order to use this new functionality, you have to go to a new “Waze Planned Drives icon” in the bottom left of the “ETA” panel. The app gives you an option to link it with your smartphone and Facebook calendars so that the app could create timed drives for preprogrammed events.

Are you an Android user? Don’t worry the Android version should be out soon.

Cool feature. Good job Waze team!

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.