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Waze enhances navigation service

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The crowd sourced traffic information App Waze has launched a new “Planned Drives” feature which recommends what time to leave in order to arrive in time for an appointment.

The Waze blog says Planned Drives “takes the stress out of planning an appointment or important trip, whether it’s today or in the week ahead.  Now you’ll always know when to go!  Enter the time and date you need to arrive and Waze will recommend the best time to leave.  You’ll also receive a reminder closer to your event with an updated departure time based upon real-time road conditions.”

The software automatically changes suggested departure times and ETAs based on real-time traffic information, so the software interacts with the phone’s reminder process to alert drivers.

It also features the ability to sync with the phone’s calendar and/or Facebook so appointments and Facebook Events automatically become Planned Drives and sends the ETA to friends and family en route.

The new software is available on iOS at present with a version for Android in the pipeline.

 
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