Waze has started testing a new feature that indicates when the user is near roads with a high risk of accidents. The latest beta version of the app highlights the road in red, alerting the driver of potentially dangerous situations. This is a way for the brand to help its community and prevent disastrous events.
The discovery was made by the website geektime from Israel. He indicates that the new function of the Google application is already being tested in some regions of the country.
When approaching a road considered “at risk”, Waze sends a notification to the driver about the location and indicates its length. Thus, the objective is to prepare the person for what is to come, but only for paths that he or she does not know.
For segments where the user is used to swiping, the resource will not indicate anything. The company’s intention is not to bring anxiety to the individual, so the focus is on more unexplored parts. The information comes from the community itself and from accidents that occurred in the past on the street, road and the like.
It is worth mentioning that if the driver does not want these notifications, it will be possible to remove them from the app in the settings part, within the category of “Traffic accident history”.
There is still no date and no confirmation of the arrival of the new tool to the public.
Waze is being integrated into cars without the need for a cell phone
In early December, the Google announced it was releasing a new integration between Waze and in-vehicle navigation systems. Therefore, the GPS navigation app will no longer need a smartphone connection to use the map.
The novelty began to be made available for Renault brand cars, but only two European models: the Austral Hybrid and the Megane E-Tech. According to the search giant, the intention is to bring this experience to more users from 2023.
The company’s announcement also brought the following statement:
An integrated wireless experience built into the car’s infotainment system and deployed in cars with Google built-in. The new dedicated Waze app for cars brings the best of Waze’s real-time navigation, routing and alerts to your car’s screen.
As there are still no further reports on the functioning of the connection, those interested need to leave for the assumption or wait for new data from Google.