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Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Until now, Google Maps and Waze (also owned by Google) were the only navigation apps to be fully supported on Android Auto — others were restricted to the phone interface. This is now changing as popular alternative Sygic becomes one of the first third-party navigation apps to have native support for Android Auto.

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Google Maps may soon help you avoid railroad crossings along your route

Google Maps may soon help you avoid railroad crossings along your route

Living in a small town crisscrossed by train tracks is a recipe frustration if you need to get anywhere in a hurry. Google knows this, and is starting to integrate railroad crossing info into Google Maps navigation. The feature isn't official yet, but it's showing up for a few users.

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Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze is picking up a little bit of Christmas fun to go with the upcoming holiday season. Until the end of the month, drivers can take advantage of a new holiday theme loaded with three fun features: Santa's voice for navigation, a "Santa Mood" you can share with other folks on the road, and you can even drive around maps as Santa's present-laden sleigh.

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Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Long road trips are some of the best times for trolling the vast depths of your music library, but it can be hard to stay focused when switching back and forth between streaming apps and navigation. Waze teamed up with Spotify to bring more accessible music controls to the road back in 2017. More partners signed on in the years following, and now Amazon has finally seen fit to connect its own Amazon Music app to the navigation platform.

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Waze introduces new features including lane guidance, traffic notifications, and trip suggestions

Waze introduces new features including lane guidance, traffic notifications, and trip suggestions

At the Waze On virtual event held yesterday, a few interesting new features for the Google-owned navigation app were announced. Lane guidance, something many users have long been calling for, has been in beta since April and is now graduating to the stable version of the app. Trip suggestions and traffic notifications are among the other additions.

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Waze routes can now be planned on your computer and sent to your phone

Waze routes can now be planned on your computer and sent to your phone

Despite Waze having fewer overall features and a less refined UI than Google Maps, I still find myself using Waze as often as possible for its police reporting system. Today, however, Waze is getting a feature that's been on Maps for a while: the ability to plan a route on your computer and send it to your phone.

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Get your Waze navigation courtesy of Kevin Conroy's Batman for a limited time

Get your Waze navigation courtesy of Kevin Conroy's Batman for a limited time

As part of a planned Batman Day celebration (is that a thing? I don't think that's a thing), DC Comics has announced that Waze is getting both Batman and Riddler themes through October 31st, replacing your car with more appropriate iconography, and letting you hear directions voiced by either Batman (Kevin Conroy) or The Riddler (Wally Wingert). An accompanying DC Comics Roadtrip playlist is also available through Spotify.

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Waze adding notifications for gas stations supporting contactless payments

Waze adding notifications for gas stations supporting contactless payments

Gas station payment terminals are rarely sanitary in the best of times, and 2020 is emphatically not that time. Folks here in the States that prefer a contactless system can now enjoy the convenience of Waze-integrated contactless payments at participating Exxon, Mobile, and Shell locations. Just link Waze with a gas station network's payment app, and you'll get a notification the next time you drive into one.

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Waze now officially alerting drivers to railroad crossings

Waze now officially alerting drivers to railroad crossings

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Waze goes for a tasteful new look with colorful brand makeover

Waze goes for a tasteful new look with colorful brand makeover

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