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Waze App Gains Support for Motorcycles, 'OK Waze' Voice Control, Carpool Lanes

30 November 2017, 01:30 | Bernard Bryant

Waze gains support for HOV lanes, motorcycles and voice activation

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

The feature will let users " 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", explains the company. Waze already had Waze Voice Commands, but now, you can do everything without ever having to remove your hands from the steering wheel. Today, it's getting three new features that Waze says have been among the most frequently requested by users. Being added to the existing list of Private and Taxi, this new option will allow two-wheeled vehicle riders to access specialized routes, more accurate arrival times, and more.

Waze is also now much more friendly for bikers with a new motorcycle mode, the third unique vehicle type supported by the app.

Next up, the update also brings a new Talk to Waze feature on board, making it safer for you to navigate while driving.

The company said that the addition of carpool lane support makes Waze the first navigation app to support them. Talk to Waze is launching in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand with English as the only supported language, though Waze assures us that more languages are coming online shortly. To do this, go to Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze, and then toggle the "Listen for "OK Waze" on".

Google's Waze goes hands-free with new voice command and gets motorcycle mode for tailored navigation
Massive Waze Update Brings 'OK Waze' Voice Command, Motorcycle Vehicle Option, and HOV Lane Support

Check out Waze now for more information about its latest update. If you're driving a fuel-efficient auto, go to Settings, tap Navigation, and select Vehicle Type.

If you're riding with several people in the vehicle, head to Settings, tap Navigation, tap Add Toll/HOV pass, and select from a list of HOV passes in your area.

The feature is now supported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and D.C as well as Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. The data is collected from other motorcyclists, so the more you use it, the smarter the routing will become.

You can activate "Motorcycle" as your vehicle type in settings.

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