Summer is synonymous with black stamps, highway tails and car stress. But sometimes technology comes to our aid: as in the case of Waze, the social navigation app that with 50 million users in the world and 360,000 “map editors” is the fastest and most up-to-date information source of the moment. Born in 2008 in Israel, in 2013 Waze ended up under the wing of Google, which bought it for 1.3 billion dollars.
To start using Wze just download the free app for iOS or Android and enter the name of the desired destination: here are the five tips to follow to escape the traffic and get to the place of vacation without even an ounce of stress.
Plan the trip
If you wish to arrive in time for check-in or at the restaurant on the other side of the island, plan your itinerary, entering the date and time of arrival: based on the traffic conditions, Waze will send you a notification on when to leave to arrive on time.
Share the route
Goodbye to the classic sms with the text “Where are you?” »: With Waze it is easy to share with your friends the estimated time of arrival. And if you have forgotten something at home, or you have to go and get a friend, just activate the stop option and the app will help you save more time during the trip.
Know the speed limits (even abroad)
Tourists hardly know the speed limit of all roads and motorways in the area. The Waze speedometer function shows the speed in real time and alerts you when you are exceeding the limit set on that road, thus promoting safe driving.
Report incidents and hazards (with voice)
Are you witnessing an accident and would you like to warn other users? You can do it thanks to the voice command function, useful for signaling an accident or danger along the way, without ever taking your hands off the wheel and your eyes from the road.
Find the points of interest
If you are in a new city, you will be able to search and find the places of interest closest to our location: just type the keyword in the search bar and Waze will find all the options available nearby. Waze also compares the fuel prices of gas stations, recommending the cheaper one, so as to save even on the full.