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Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands

Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands

Ahead of millions of people hitting the roads over Christmas, Waze launches a new bundle of features to make journeys more bearable over the festive period and beyond.

The new mode will offer more accurate arrival time estimations for motorcycle riders, and suggest routing via narrow roads previously unused by the Waze app. In some places, only hands-free use of mobile phones is allowed.

Drivers who use specialized lanes will appreciate the last new feature: high occupancy vehicle (HOV) route support, which Waze claims is the first for any navigation app. Users who can take advantage of specialized lanes for carpooling or fuel efficient or electric vehicles can now customize their app to include the routes in their navigation. No matter where you are, it's usually not safe to be trying to study your device while driving to see what's up with traffic or look for a gas station along your route. Simply turn on Talk to Waze in the Sound and Voice settings menu and then say "OK Waze" to begin talking.

"Whether you're riding with one passenger or more; in a hybrid, electric, or clean-fuel vehicle; with a special pass; or a combination of all of the above, Waze will determine your optimal route".

In order to enable Waze voice commands, you'll have to switch them on, however.

To enable HOV lane support, go to Settings Navigation Add Toll/HOV pass Select from a pre-populated list of passes available in your area. To switch the feature on, you'll need to provide the app with some extra details about your vehicle and its occupants because the requirements for using carpool lanes vary in different places.

Social navigation platform Waze announced new navigation mode for motorcyclists today, available for both Android and iOS users.

Waze supports carpool lanes in 21 USA states and Washington, D.C.as well as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

Sadly though, Talk to Waze is only limited to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand only. Just hit your settings to tell Waze that's what you're driving, and routes will be optimized for your hog.

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