Waze Adds Motorcycle Mode, Carpool Lane Support

Google's Waze goes hands-free with new voice command and gets motorcycle mode for tailored navigation

You can start navigation, send a report, add a stop, and more all by voice.

First up is motorcycle mode, a feature that has been frequently requested by users in the past and which will give riders tailored routes and arrival times based on their chosen mode of transport. Though the app has enjoyed voice-activated search features for many years already, users still had to tap on a result to confirm their selection. The new mode, which comes included in the latest update to Waze, is a dedicated section exclusively for motorbike, scooter and moped riders but still offers the same features drivers are now accustomed to, including speed camera alerts, road closures and alerts on police.

"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.

The Google-owned traffic and navigation app just added a motorcycle mode, which offers "specialized routing to help make finding freedom on the open road simpler and faster", the company wrote in a blog post.

Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi avoid Rohingya crisis discussion
After Myanmar, he will move on to Bangladesh to meet a small group of Rohingya refugees in a symbolic gesture. On Wednesday, the Pope will celebrate a huge Mass in Yangon, Efe news reported.

Next up, the update also brings a new Talk to Waze feature on board, making it safer for you to navigate while driving. As with everything Waze offers, motorcycle navigation will get better the more you use it.

The Waze voice commands certainly provide some much-needed information without having to actually touch a device. The feature is available for English-speaking users in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand. To do this, go to Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze, and then toggle the "Listen for "OK Waze" on". 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.

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.

Waze is initially rolling out HOV route support in 21 states plus Washington, D.C.; Toronto; Vancouver; and Montreal.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Padmavati row: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi to meet parliamentary panel
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:31
The court is saying that the remarks were tantamount to pre-judging the movie is yet to be certified by the censor board. "The panel has asked Mr Bhansali and Mr Joshi to appear before it and present their views on the movie".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hearthstone's Kobolds & Catacombs Release Date Revealed
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:24
There are a total of 48 possible encounters in Dungeon Runs and three special events in the mode. The next card in Hearthstone's Kobolds and Catacombs expansion is called Elven Minstrel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Washington state sues Uber for millions over data breach cover up
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:18
The attorney general is seeking a penalty of $2,000 for each of the almost 11,000 Washington residents affected by the breach. It's now been announced that of those 57 million, 2.7 million of the affected accounts were based in the UK.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top WHEW, Google fixed the burger emoji in Android 8.1
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:15
The new Google burger emoji in the updated version of Android now matches all the others where the cheese sits on top. Emojipedia broke the news update on Twitter , after the 44-year-old tech tycoon had delivered his promise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top American lacks pilots for some December flights on IT flaw
Nov 30, 2017 - 13:13
As of early on Wednesday, the union said management had still not reached out to discuss how best to resolve the shortage. The system error was disclosed to pilots on Friday, the union said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hurricanes drop out of top 4 in College Football Playoff poll
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:54
Those three wins - plus a conference championship - would all be better than anything that current No. 5 Alabama has accomplished. Auburn and No. 6 Georgia will square off Saturday in the SEC championship game, with the victor assured a spot in the playoff.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Marriage Equality Bill Just Passed The Australian Senate
Nov 30, 2017 - 12:50
Already, one Nationals MP has blasted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for failing to protect religious protections. There have been cheers and hugs as the same-sex marriage bill passes the Senate with an overwhelming majority.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Judge Halts Waymo-Uber Showdown Amid Allegations of Uber Cover-up
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:12
According to the security analyst, Uber actively sought to steal trade secrets from its rivals and set up the unit to do so. In October, he chided Uber layers for disclosing thousands of emails to Waymo just before the trial had been set to begin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Attorney in Pittsburgh Indicts 3 Chinese Hackers Suspected in Cyberattacks
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:07
If the attack was successful, attackers would gain long-term, backdoor access to victims' PC, according to the indictment . Trimble says the unsealing of the indictment is "the culmination of an aggressive investigation by law enforcement".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Clemson Favored Over Miami In ACC Championship Game
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:07
After compiling a 145-51 record over his pit stop with the Bulldogs, Richt enters the ACC title game 19-5 with the Hurricanes. They also reached the No. 2 spot in the AP Top 25 poll, which is the school's highest placement since 2003.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Padmavati Row: Kapil Sharma Speaks Up In Support Of Padmavati
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:07
The filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been accused of disturbing the history with his film Padmavati . Chief ministers of several states have made statements against allowing the screening of the film.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom hails new royal couple as country awaits wedding details
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:06
Instead, they have opted for the lower-key choice of St George's Chapel at the Windsor Castle royal estate west of London. Mr Knauf added that the couple were "grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Helping Nonprofits & Charities Where You Live With 'Giving Tuesday'
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:06
They organize events to let employees volunteer with other people in the startup community to make the world a better place. Tuesday, November 28th is known as Giving Tuesday , a day to donate to charities and give back to the community.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top There's an embarrassing and risky security hole in the latest Mac software
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:05
Click the lock in the bottom left corner to unlock, then go to Edit (in the menu on your Mac) and "Change Root Password". There are likely many more ways that someone taking advantage of the issue could wreak havoc on a Mac desktop or laptop.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hariri says Hezbollah must remain neutral to ensure Lebanon moves forward
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:02
He said that if this week's consultations ended positively he would possibly modify the make-up of the government and added that he was open to elections before next year.