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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Top Rated Comments

HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
75 months 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.

;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
75 months ago
Apple should've bought this company. Or just allow us to crowd source in real time
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scottcy Avatar
75 months ago
I wish Apple would enable 3rd party maps to work on CarPlay!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Scottcy Avatar
75 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dbendixen Avatar
75 months ago
Yes! An app that does exactly what iOS calendar notifications already do!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThatTechGuy Avatar
75 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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