What you need to know about the two most powerful GPS maps.
One thing you may not know is Google owns Waze. It was acquired in June 2013 for $966 million. One thing it does is removes its top competitor. This price tag signals to me some sort of integration in the future. There are however two distinct differences.
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- GOOGLE Maps more data-based driven. Google Maps is a simple but powerful navigation tool that selects the quickest and most efficient route. It gives more detail for lane changes.
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- Waze just basically says “get in the left or right lane”.
Waze is a “social map-app” offering real-time info such as road closures, road hazards, and real-time traffic conditions based on driver data.
Here are a few of the screens that are configurable in Waze adding features that are highly functional.
|So what does this boil down to you may ask? For me, WAZE shows me where traffic cams and hazards on the road are from roadkill to potholes and construction, police to accidents but the best of this app other than the GPS feature is the social media connection. You have the ability to post photos, get 3 routes to pick from with times and miles.|
How does Waze know everything?