Google’s Waze carpool service is coming to more cities in the US and Latin America

Google’s Waze carpool service is coming to more cities in the US and Latin America


Furthering its mission to battle vehicular traffic, Google-owned navigation firm Waze is gearing up to expand its Carpool service to more cities across the US and Latin America, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company first began testing its public ridesharing app in Tel Aviv, Israel in July 2015; 10 months later, it launched trials in San Francisco. Waze hasn’t specified which cities it will be available in, but the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paolo might be first on the list, as CEO Noam Bardin said he had a meeting with its mayor recently. The expansion will take place over…

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Google’s Waze is in trouble: Legal action incoming over ‘fake’ POI allegations

Google’s Waze is in trouble: Legal action incoming over ‘fake’ POI allegations


A little while ago, I sat down with Julie Mossler from Waze for a chat about the mapping and turn-by-turn directions service. What quickly became clear is that the biggest thing the company has going for it is the impressive community contributions that keep the service up to date. However, ‘built by you‘ might turn out to be incorrect if the filing from rival navigation company PhantomAlert is upheld in court. In a nutshell, it alleges that after nearly coming to a deal to share database information between the two companies (the database exchange deal fell apart because Waze didn’t have enough…

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