Image via Waze
Waze, one of the most popular GPS apps, is now extending its help to drivers even before they’ve backed out of the driveway.
The Google-owned firm has revamped its pre-drive screen on both Android and iOS to provide users with more information before they set off.
Now, users will be able to peruse alternate routes, traffic levels, real-time incident reports, and even toll information before leaving the home. Plus, if the app chooses to go by a different route, it’ll give you an explanation for its selection, though users can still switch back to their preferred choice if necessary.
According to Engadget, this new update is already rolling out to users worldwide, and is one of Waze’s biggest upgrades in recent history.
While the app will still automatically plan out routes to different destinations, its new pre-drive features allow drivers to have more control over their preferences and allows them to better understand why Waze chooses certain routes.[via Engadget, cover image via Waze] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/414959/Waze-Will-Now-Warn-Drivers-Of-Traffic-Jams-Or-Detours-Before-They-Set-Off/