Finally, Waze now has the ability to listen for commands once its voice activation features are triggered by the wake words "OK Waze", which you can enable under the "Sound & Voice" and "Talk to Waze" section of the Waze app. Users in the US, UK and Canada will be able to take advantage of this capability.
Waze knows not all routes are equal when you're driving a motorcycle, which is why it now offers a motorcycle vehicle type.
However, riders will get a dedicated set of features including more accurate ETA times that may be different to drivers because of the ability to manoeuvre through traffic and being notified of smaller roads that can be driven on, but are too narrow for cars.
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. Traffic data garnered by Waze from its global army of bikers will then be treated a little differently from auto data, resulting in tailored routes and times. You can also use "OK Waze" to report traffic jam, accidents, and such. It's worth noting here that while it is only available in English to begin with, it will expand to additional languages in the future.
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To activate this feature, go into the Sounds & Voice menu within Waze and select "Talk to Waze" followed by "OK Waze". Talk to Waze is now available for English-speaking Wazers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, and will continually roll out in more languages soon. These settings will vary by city, but you can tell the app if you've got an eligible fuel-efficient vehicle or if you have a carpool. The team behind the crowd-sourced navigation app says that this is one of the "biggest Waze app updates ever", and for good reason.
HOV route support is now open to Wazers in 22 markets across the U.S. (full list below), and in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
For example, those riding with a full carpool crew should go to Settings Navigation Add Toll/ HOV pass, and then choose from the list of available passes for your area.