You can use these voice commands to begin navigation, preview the route ahead of you, ask for your arrival time, and more. Waze said the feature will get smarter over time as people use it.
Motorcycle mode will offer routes that have been optimized for bikers based on where other Waze users who are on motorcycles are riding.
Google-owned Waze has updated their iOS (and Android) app to bring a new update, which the company is calling one of their "biggest" ever, containing three of their most-requested updates.
Google bought Waze about four years ago, and since then, there haven't been a lot of major upgrades to the navigation apps.
In addition to the Waze voice commands, the app is also adding support for carpool lanes and a motorcycle mode, which includes streets that a bike could fit down, but a auto can't. To use motorcycle mode in Waze, go to Settings Vehicle Type Motorcycles.
"In addition, safety of all road users is always a top priority for Waze and we encourage drivers to use the app as it is intended - by docking the phone and leveraging hands-free functionality during their entire route for an undistracted drive.The new "OK Waze" feature allows us to continue to innovate on safety and support better driving habits".
In addition, the new Waze 4.33 update will see a new feature allowing drivers and motorcyclists to get to their destination with two simple words - "OK Waze".
To turn this feature on, head to Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze Toggle Listen for "OK Waze" on.
The Waze voice commands certainly provide some much-needed information without having to actually touch a device.
Now, if you're carpooling or have a vehicle with a special permit, Waze will offer travel times and directions for the HOV lanes as well, making it the first navigation tool to offer the opportunity. Unfortunately, this is only supported with English in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand. HOV route support, on the other hand, is getting a much more limited roll out, launching only in 22 U.S. markets along with Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.