Carpooling with friends
Using applications to get a lift anywhere is easy, but it isn’t always cost-effective. However, carpooling can save you money, and Waze makes it easier to get a carpool.
Get around easier with the community-orientated ride-sharing application Waze Carpool. But try to keep your eyes on the road.
Carpooling is more than just a service meant to get you a lift. It’s also a way of pairing drivers and riders together to take advantage of the carpool lane and save money. Pooling lanes require at least two people in a car. If you’re driving alone, you may get a hefty fine. This app helps you find a driver headed in the same direction to use this lane. Or, if you have a vehicle, pick someone up.
The app is based on the community and thrives thanks to this. The application constantly collects information and, because of this it quickly adapts to give you the best route available. The game-like side of this gives you the ability to level up and choose different characters when using Waze.
Waze Carpool boasts a large selection of extra features such as finding community-rated restaurants on your journey. It can also guide you to the gas station with the lowest prices. But one useful feature you’ll appreciate is the friend list. This tool lets you keep track of your friends while on a trip and have “chance” encounters with them.
There are a few issues when using Waze. Its cluttered map layout can make navigation harder than it has to be. Furthermore, app usage can be greatly distracting as you’ll see friend gathering points, ads, and rerouting occur constantly.
Where can you run this program?
Waze is available for IOS 10.0 and later. It also runs on Android devices.
Is there a better alternative?
No. In terms of a carpooling, Waze is one of the best available. However, in terms of a reliable way to get a ride somewhere, Uber or Lyft is a better option.
Wave Carpool is a great application when it comes to saving money on rides, but you might have to wait a while before a driver happens upon your location.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you’re looking for a cheap and comfortable way to get around, this is a good choice.
- Great community
- Fast connection speed
- Accurate location tracking
- Cluttered map layout
- Distracting interface