Waze announced on Tuesday (8) that all users of the map service, from Google, can now plan a route from a map that exists in desktop web version and send this plan to the smartphone, that’s where GPS navigation will actually take place.
Web version maps have been around for a while, with the name live maps and showing almost all the information that can be accessed from apps running on Android or iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It was able to view information like traffic, track a route and even see where they were alerted like a collision between vehicles or a hole in the road.
As of this week, another function will be available in this version, which helps track route planning inside a desktop browser that will go directly to the mobile phone, more or less as it happened. out with Google Maps. The only requirement is that the live map is opened with the same Waze account on the smartphone.
In addition to starting a route on one platform and continuing on on another, in the desktop version, Waze lets you choose the desired time to get to your destination. When the road is tracked, a button will appear to send to a mobile phone and a notification will appear on the smartphone when it’s the best time to leave, according to time traffic information. Waze had.
There is only one limitation in this planning: it is not possible to add one or more breakpoints on the screen. For this, it is necessary to add a new location already on a smartphone, just like how it happened until then.