Waze’s cellular application will now notify its users each time they are driving over the speed limit allowed in a certain area. The new option will be offered in a number of nations outside the United States warns drivers when they have are driving much faster.
The option was released earlier this week in various European countries and the system will soon arrive in other regions of the planet. For now, the feature could be useful for people who are on business travels or international vacations and drive in unknown areas.
Once the upgrade comes out to a user’s country, they can start the application and begin driving. The feature does not have switches to turn on or control buttons to tap, making it very handy for occupied drivers.
However, people can personalize the notifications that are displayed when they reach the speed restrictions, or when they surpasses it by over 5 percent. Whenever users are getting over the limit, visual alerts will be shown on the app’s speedometer at the bottom left area, Waze announced in a short article.
These will remain on the screen until the driving speed falls below the legal limit. Meanwhile, customers can use the app’s other safety measures such as audio signals with the road names, Bluetooth and voice-controlled configurations or various notices about jammed traffic appeared on the road.
Earlier these days, Waze presented a new feature that alerts motorists to reduce their speed and be careful when nearing very risky crossing points in big cities in the United States. Drivers in these areas will notice the pop-up alerts near intersections where the program has seen to have the highest occurrence of crashes or accidents, according to the app.
Another latest addition is Waze’s Planned Drivers, a feature that informs precisely iOS customers when to begin driving in order to reach a location on time. The GPS routing application is currently under Google’s ownership and it is a competitor for the search engine’s leading navigation service, Google Maps.
What is intriguing is that Google left out such a function from the Maps app completely. The company did not declare if or when does it want to bring speed notifications. Waze was acquired for $1 billion and was born as an international effort of more than 350,000 people. The group has been persistent to include speed restrictions on the app’s Map manager.
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