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Waze Carpool updated with refreshed timeline design

Commuting is hell. Carpooling can make it better, whether you do it for the environmental impact, the gas money, or some other reason. And while it's been easier than ever to get a pool together with the Waze Carpool app, it could be better at getting drivers and riders together. So, upon much user feedback, Waze has decided to update the app with a fresh new design and making things clearer for everyone.

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Waze and SpotHero team up to help you find your pre-booked parking spot

Waze is slowly but sustainably turning into a hub for everything related to your car journey. You can control playback from your preferred music apps right inside the navigation interface, and about a year ago, Waze was integrated into Android Auto. Wednesday, Waze and SpotHero announced a cooperation that allows SpotHero users to use Waze to navigate to their pre-booked parking lots with one tap.

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Waze teams up with Castbox to offer a dedicated podcast experience

Ever since Google bought Waze, we've feared that the company might kill off the app and roll a worse version of it into Google Maps, as is sometimes the case with other services it owns (looking at Nest right now). But Waze is alive and well, and Google keeps adding useful new features to it, such as the Google Assistant and a carpool service. Today, Waze is also gaining support for the podcast app Castbox.

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Google Assistant has finally arrived in Waze

Even though some of Waze's features are being folded into Google Maps, many prefer to stick with Waze for navigation. It was revealed last month that Assistant would soon come to Waze, and now it's finally rolling out to the app.

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Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer while driving

Just last week, we reported Google was finally rolling out essential Waze features to Maps, including speed limit indication and speed camera alerts. The company appears to be on an improvement spree, as some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.

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[Update: Complete list] Google Maps speed camera alerts and speed limit indication expand to more countries

When Google bought Waze in 2013, a lot of people expected some of the application's key features would make their way into Maps. Although the company stated both development teams would remain separate, we started seeing some integration a few months later, as the Israeli company's traffic and incident reports were available to Maps users. Many of us also wanted Google's navigation software to get Waze-like alerts when passing by a speed camera, and while the wait lasted for a while, some users started seeing the feature back in January. It seems Google is now rolling it out internationally, as people around the world see these warnings on their phones.

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Waze is getting Google Assistant in the coming weeks

As usual with the last few years of I/O, Google took a chunk of time to talk about Assistant. While there are some other really interesting pieces, one that is sure to make people happy is that Assistant is coming to Waze.

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[Update: Deezer integration goes live] Waze adds 7 partners to its in-app music player, including Pandora, Stitcher, and TuneIn

Listening to music, podcasts, and audiobooks while driving can make or break your commutes and long road trips. Engaging audio content keeps you entertained and alert, but you don't want to get your eyes off the road to switch between your navigation app and music app simply to skip ahead or rewind. This is why Waze added Spotify integration last year, and is now expanding its in-app player to seven more partners.

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NYPD demands Google stop revealing DUI checkpoints on Maps and Waze

Water is wet, the sky is blue, and police don't like people reporting speed traps and other law enforcement checkpoints. The New York Police Department sent a cease and desist letter to Google today, demanding that the company stop displaying DUI/DWI checkpoints in its Waze and Maps applications.

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Weekend poll: Which do you use more, Google Maps or Waze?

In the last week, Google Maps has been rolling out some welcome navigational improvements. We've got support for speed limits and speed traps, now, both of which sound pretty familiar. As this Waze-ification of Maps continues, we realize we've never actually asked our readers: Which of the two apps do you use more?

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