Waze has been experimenting with merging since 2016, but is now increasing its ante. Since its launch in 2018, Waze Carpool has only allowed drivers to pick up one passenger at a time. However, you can now add more passengers to a Waze Carpool.
What is Waze Carpool and Carpooling?
Waze Carpool is a standalone app designed to help people interact. The driver and passengers are matched based on various criteria, including route and time of day for travel. The app then shares the cost of gas and is used to manage the payment.
Carpooling has several advantages. It reduces the number of cars on the road (reduces traffic stops and pollution), reduces the cost of commuting (thanks to sharing the price of gas between multiple people), and helps you make friends in the process.
More people to Waze Carpool
As described in this post on Medium, Waze now lets you add more people to a carpool. All you need to do is tap the + icon to invite more riders after confirming the first one. You can add up to four people and potentially fill every seat in your car.
Adding more cyclists to the car pool means saving more money on the commute. As a driver, you get a little extra for each rider (with the price adjusted to match the cost of gasoline and wear). And as a passenger, you pay a little less to share the trip.
Download: Waze Carpool on Android | iOS
Beyond Carpooling: Other Ways to Use Waze
Waze Carpool is currently available in the US, Brazil, Israel and Mexico. It is free to use, with Waze taking no commission to facilitate the sharing of the tour. At least for now. Which is a big advantage over Uber and Lyft.
Waze Carpool is a relatively new concept, but there are many other ways to use Waze. Waze is primarily a navigation tool and one of the best Google Maps optionsaround. And in 2017, Waze began offering hands-free navigation for drivers .