Google Expands Waze Carpooling Service to California


Google’s navigation App Waze plans to expand its carpool services in California soon. These services includes the largest feature, key car hub of Los Angeles . Google Expands Waze Carpooling Service to California.

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This service will begin on 6th June, 2017. Users of Waze Carpool App will be able to find rides from Waze drivers. Right now this service is only available in San Francisco Bay Area.

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Service to California

Josh Fried, head of Waze Carpool explained:

“Carpooling takes density and doing it on a limited capacity, you can only learn so much. We wanted to expand to a Waze hub. It’s our first attempt to see if we can go big into a region.”

Josh also revealed that Los Angeles has maximum Waze users in the world. Riders of Waze will just share gasoline expense which is calculated at the federal mileage rate $54/ mile. Currently Waze takes no cut of transactions but plans to take commission when quality of service is maintained.

Fried Revealed in an interview:

“We have two different roadmaps noting that it will be at least a decade before self-driving cars reach the market. In the meantime Waze enjoyed Google’s “full support to take the time we need to make this work.”

 

Google’s Waze is some what same to its ride hailing service Waymo. Waze also plans to launch in Brazil by the end of 2017.

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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