Waze crowds Uber’s lane with a Carpool app

wazecrowdsSAN FRANCISCO, United States — WAZE the Google-owned navigation applicationavailable for IOS and Android as of now started testing a new Carpool app to its system on Monday.

WAZE Carpool app is intended to help commuters to and fro from work place and not provide any on demand services mentioned. “Detours are minimal so your drive to work is almost the same, you get to ride in the carpool lane, and the rider you pick up helps cover your commute costs.”

Waze navigation goes beyond using satellite positioning data to incorporating real-time traffic information from its community of drivers.

“Waze Carpool makes it easy to help a neighbor or colleague in your area,” the company said at a website page explaining the service being tested in the San Francisco Bay area. The service is available to customers from Bay Area as of now on invitation only mentioned the website.

It further explained that the worker can use a carpool feature in the free Waze smartphone app if their employer is in the Pilot program.

“Schedule a ride and Waze Rider will look for the closest driver already planning a drive on your route.

It connects riders and drivers with nearly identical commutes based on their home and work addresses. Drivers opting in using the WazeCarpool will have the option of accepting or declining requests from riders, who help pay for fuel in pre-arranged transactions handled automatically in applications.

“Riders and drivers share the cost of gas for the trip,money is transferred from riders to drivers automatically in advance.”

Waze informed that the Carpool feature is going to be strictly share the cost of commuting and not for the driver to earn any extra income.

Waze last year began testing a similar carpool feature in Israel, where it got its start.