Waze Updated with Routing for Motorcycles, "OK Waze", and More

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To activate Talk to Waze, just follow these steps: Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze Shift Listen for "OK Waze" on.

An evolution of our existing Waze Voice Commands, you can now initiate your drive, get a preview of the route ahead, send reports, and add a pit stop-all without lifting a finger from the wheel.

Given that Waze's routing recommendations are based on routes from other users, it seems like the ideal navigation app to highlight the differences between vehicle and motorcycle travel.

The tweak to the Waze voice commands was one of the three most-requested features, according to the company, and two others are support for carpool lanes and motorcycle mode. You can turn the new feature on by going to the Navigation menu within Waze and then clicking "Add Tool/HOV Pass".

Waze uses crowdsourced data to provide real-time routing suggestions and arrival time estimations.

Another new feature is Talk to Waze, which now lets your voice control the app by saying "OK Waze" (similar to "OK Google"). Waze promised to roll it out to more languages in the near future.




If using this works for you, Waze details how to enable it, depending on which category you fall under.

"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", the company wrote.

Finally, we come to high occupancy vehicle, or HOV, route support. If you're carpooling, you'll need to go into Settings Navigation Add Toll/HOV pass and then select from a list of available passes in your area. If you're driving a fuel-efficient auto, go to Settings, tap Navigation, and select Vehicle Type.

The Waze voice commands are already available in English for users in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Once you do, you'll begin seeing routes that have been optimized for people traveling by motorcycle, based on routes that fellow bikers have taken in the past.

HOV route support is now open to Wazers in 22 markets across the USA (full list below), and in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

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