What is Waze, why we use it and how to use Waze on Android Auto

This article is all about what is Waze and how it works on Android Auto using voice command or by the display. Waze is the GPS navigation application like a Google Maps but it has more feature than the Google Maps. Waze works on all smartphones, tablets, computer, with GPS support and it provides full navigation information turn by turn.

Waze also tells us about traffic, construction, Police, crashes, and more information in real time. And if your route has heavy traffic than Waze will change it to save your time. By the Waze, you can also share real-time information that translates into road construction and traffic condition.

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Why we use Waze instead of other GPS navigation application

Before Waze, we are using other navigation application like Google Maps and before installing Waze on our devices one question raised in our mind why we use Waze instead of before installed GPS navigation application and whats new in Waze. So here is some new feature in Waze which other GPS navigation apps do not have, these features are as follows:

  • Waze shows us whats happing on our traveling route, it shows us about traffic availability on the route, it shows us about Pollice on the route, it shows us about crashes and more hazards on our route.
  • Waze instant changes the routing to avoid heavy traffic in our drive and save our traveling time by changing the route from heavy traffic route to light traffic route.
  • You can use Waze on your car’s display using the Android Auto feature and you can drive with Android Auto.
  • ‘When you gave a voice command to Waze it chooses from a variety of voices to guide you during driving.
  • Waze, know when you will arrive because your estimated time of arrival is based on live traffic data.

How to use Waze on Android Auto using different methods

To use the Waze on Android Auto first we have to log in to Waze account and here we will modify the preferences like the voice of navigation, routing preferences, and more before connecting the Waze to Android Auto. After that, we will connect our smartphone device to a vehicle with USB cable.

Now you can navigate a route through a search on display or via voice commands. Through voice commands, you can only use the social feature like sharing of your drive location or chat with Wazers on the road. Through voice commands, you can not update Waze settings and can not sends a report using voice commands. Now we will learn how to get direction using Waze with different methods.

How to get direction with voice commands using Waze

As we say that we can navigate a route through the voice commands in Waze. So here we will learn how to configure settings to get directions with voice commands and how to command to the Waze to navigate.

Step: 1 First, connect smartphone device to your vehicle using the USB cable.

Step: 2 Now we will select the Navigation App from the footer of your screen. If you are a new user of Waze in Android Auto then again tap the navigation app and from here select Waze App.

Step: 3 Now start Android Auto, to do so say OK Google or select the microphone from your screen. (if Android Auto is not supported in your country, then search through voice commands and the search bar will available only in English)

Step: 4 Now tell Android Auto where you want to go for a ride. Here are some examples of commands you can say are as follows:

  • “Take me House.”
  • “Navigate to college.”
  • “Drive to 34 street mahal road.”
  • “Direction to near restaurant.”
  • “Drive to Home.”

Step: 5 If Android Auto show multiple locations, then confirms the one location where you want to go.

How to get direction with the display using Waze

If you are not able to say voice commands for Android Auto, and you want to use the navigation app on your screen to get a route. Then first stop your car in roadside or in parking and then to type your destination on screen follow given steps:

Step: 1 First, connect your mobile or any other devices to your vehicle using the USB cable.

Step: 2 Now we will select the Navigation App from the footer of your car display. If you are a new user of Waze in Android Auto then again tap the navigation app and from here select Waze App.

Step: 3 Now to open the keyboard on your screen, tap on the search field at the top of the screen. (if Android Auto is not supported in your country, then search through voice commands and the search bar will available only in English)

Step: 4 Now in the search bar you can easily type the destination of your ride. Here are some examples of things according to which you can type in Android Auto.

  • “Jagatpura Phatak, Jaipur.”
  • “World Trade Park, Jaipur.”
  • “Taj Mahal, Agra.”

Step: 5 If after typing destination on search bar it shows multiple locations, then confirm the one location where you want to go for a ride.

How to navigate to a favorite location using Waze

Waze also provides you to save favorite location in Waze App. If you saved your favorite location in the Waze App, then you can easily navigate to these addresses without saying voice commands or without typing destination on the search bar in Waze. To do so follow these steps on Android Auto.

Note: In the Waze App you can update settings when you are not connected to the Android Auto. After connected to Android Auto you will not be able to add, remove or edit favorites from Waze App. To update these settings you have to disconnect your smartphone device from Android Auto.

Step: 1 First, connect smartphone device to your vehicle using the USB cable.

Step: 2 Now we will select the Navigation App from the footer of your car display. If you are a new user of Waze in Android Auto then again tap the navigation app and from here select Waze App.

Step: 3 Now tap on the Menu in the Waze App and then go to the favorites option.

Step: 4 Now from the favorites page select the relevant favorite location where you want to go and then tap Go.

How to report traffic incidents on Waze

In the Waze App, you can also submit the traffic incidents which suddenly happen near you such as accident, roadblock, etc. To do so just tap on the Reports button. And then choose the relevant reports from the report list and then tap Submit.

                                                THAT’S IT

This is all about the Waze App, what is it, why we use it, and how to use it on Android Auto. If you have any problem regarding this article feel free to ask your query in the comment section. we will be here to solve your query as soon as possible.

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