Asked by: Jodee Ruadhain
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

What is Google doing with Waze?

Original author(s): Waze Mobile

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Also asked, does Google use Waze?

Google Adds New Waze Features to Google Maps. Despite owning the most popular mapping app in the world, Google acquired Waze for almost a billion dollars in 2013. Google did not shut down the app as many had feared, but it has slowly integrated Waze's crowdsourced driving features into Google Maps.

Likewise, what's the difference between Waze and Google Maps? The Main Differences Between Google Maps and Waze While both apps offer turn by turn directions, there are a few key differences between Google Maps and Waze: Waze is community-based, Google Maps is more data-based. Google Maps includes business data such as menus, hours, and phone numbers, while Waze does not.

Also, why does Google keep Waze?

The iOS and Android Google Maps update now shows traffic reports from the Waze community. The sole purpose of Google behind acquiring Waze was to improve their mapping service and get the users to contribute via a community. It is convenient to join the community of drivers around the world.

Do Waze and Google Maps share data?

Waze is crowdsourced and moderated by its volunteer users. It began its life as an independent app and still behaves that way. Google Maps takes data from users of the Google-created Android mobile operating system and is professionally managed by Google. “That's why we don't commingle data with Google,” says Bardin.

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