Waze Introduces 'Planned Drives' Scheduling Based on Live Traffic Conditions

Waze, the largest community-based traffic and navigation app on iPhone and iPad, has been updated today with a new "Planned Drives" feature that enables users to schedule an upcoming drive and receive a reminder to leave on time. Estimated drive times are updated based on live traffic conditions in the area.

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Now you’ll always know when to go! Enter the time and date you need to arrive and Waze will recommend the best time to leave. You’ll also receive a reminder closer to your event with an updated departure time based upon real-time road conditions. Just set it and forget it.
"Planned Drives" can be accessed by entering a destination or tapping the Waze icon in the bottom-left corner of the app on version 4.3.0 or later. Users can then set a starting location, destination, and the time and day they plan to leave, and then tap "save" to confirm. Tap on the trip at any time to begin receiving directions.

Facebook and Calendar events can also be synced to automatically become Planned Drives.

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The latest version of Waze also includes some smaller improvements:
* The Waze Traffic Bar now shows the reason for a jam (if one is known) like an accident or object on the road
* Waze now mutes automatically during an incoming or outgoing phone call
* Bugs and stability fixes
Waze is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

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15 weeks ago
1. Crash because you're driving & doing something on the phone

2. Report the incident to Waze so that it can show the traffic issue

3. Take a selfie next to the biggest dent to post to Facebook. Must get some more "likes"

4. Call 911 if you are still functional after #1-3

5. Wave to the rubber neckers who creep by at 3mph even after the lane(s) is cleared because they just must take a look.

;)
Rating: 7 Votes
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15 weeks ago
Apple should've bought this company. Or just allow us to crowd source in real time
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15 weeks ago
I wish Apple would enable 3rd party maps to work on CarPlay!
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15 weeks ago
I wish Waze would incorporate lane guidance like how Google Maps does it. That's the one feature I'll open Google Maps for when I'm in an unfamiliar area with many lane changes.
Rating: 3 Votes
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15 weeks ago
Yes! An app that does exactly what iOS calendar notifications already do!
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15 weeks ago
Waze has a very active community that is mostly legit.

When alerting other drivers to traffic or hazards an alert pops up warning for passenger/driver attentiveness.
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15 weeks ago

I've always been curious about this app.

Do people actually contribute with respect to traffic issues?

How do you do this when you're driving?


When I'm driving by myself I am more passive (unless I hit a standstill, then there is very little to do to report it as a standstill rather than a traffic light, etc). But, when my wife and I are out on a road trip the passenger has conditions-reporting duty, highlighting or more often confirming the continued presence of road hazards and traffic. Almost always the drill is that Was says there is a vehicle stopped on the side of the road, and we look for the vehicle to either be there (confirm) or not (no longer present).

Without active interference, though, Waze tracks how fast traffic is moving on various streets and will reroute if traffic starts affecting arrival time in any meaningful way. Even if I'm on a route where I normally don't have Waze going, the first sign of traffic I'll start it up and push the button to indicate where I'm going, in case it sees a better alternate route.

Overall the system works rather well.
Rating: 2 Votes
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15 weeks ago

I've always been curious about this app.

Do people actually contribute with respect to traffic issues?

How do you do this when you're driving?


In larger metro areas people absolutely input driving info. I worked in Boston for two years and was back and forth to Logan airport multiple times a week from Rt. 128 area... about 20 miles. Waze saved me so much time there with traffic delays.

Its very easy to input delay reasons... a couple of clicks. I usually did it when I was stopped in traffic. Is it a distraction... sure... but so is changing the channel on your radio, inserting a CD, etc.. No more, no less. The app is designed very well.

I have various models of iPhone and iPad for testing, running everything from iOS 7 to iOS 9.

It has been around a year since ANY release of Waze would even launch, on ANY of my devices--even after a delete and fresh install (so it's not an issue with my Waze account). Immediate crash to home screen.

Too bad, it used to have its uses for me.


I've never had a problem with it on multiple iPhones through the same iOS versions. Must be something messed up there in your profile or something. Might be worth restarting from scratch fresh factor restart.
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15 weeks ago

I've always been curious about this app.

Do people actually contribute with respect to traffic issues?

How do you do this when you're driving?


I always tag cops if it's safe too. That alone is worth it's use to me.
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15 weeks ago
I have various models of iPhone and iPad for testing, running everything from iOS 7 to iOS 9.

It has been around a year since ANY release of Waze would even launch, on ANY of my devices--even after a delete and fresh install (so it's not an issue with my Waze account). Immediate crash to home screen.

Too bad, it used to have its uses for me.
Rating: 1 Votes
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