Waze gets Google Assistant support for voice commands

Waze gets Google Assistant support for voice commands

Google Maps was started as a C++ desktop program by the Danish brothers, Lars and Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, which was later acquired by Google in October 2004. And, thanks to the latest update announced by Google, the handy Google Assistant is now on Waze. Waze users report traffic, road problems, accidents, speed traps, and other issues to the community, helping the app improve for all of its users.

The Google Assistant is nearly three years old now, and Google acquired Waze way back in 2013. Moreover, Google owns waze. Google Maps will serve an alert if your taxi is driven away from the intended route by 500 meters. Now, if only we could get them to enable a dark mode for the Play Store next.

Google has extended the Google Assistant to Waze, the Google-owned Global Positioning System navigation software that "provides turn-by-turn navigation information and user-submitted travel times and route details, while downloading location-dependent information over a mobile telephone network" (Wikipedia). So, now you don't have to keep your hands both on your smartphone as well as on the driving wheels.

Waze has been such a popular app due to its crowd-sourced traffic data that can make a whole difference while you are driving.

On sensing a wrong route, the feature would not re-route the driver, but send alerts on the users' phones.

A new feature for Google Maps at the time of writing is already available in certain countries around the world and allows you to control taxi drivers without being cheated.

The new feature appears to be rolling out server-side, which means it's not entirely clear when it'll hit everyone's devices. If the driver is more than.31 miles off the route, you will get an alert on your phone.

Which App do you use more frequently for your daily navigation need?

"Waze helps you beat traffic, while the Assistant lets you play music and podcasts, message your friends and call your family hands-free-without ever leaving the navigation screen", according to the blog post.

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