It’s been a little over a month since we enabled the ability to add gas stations to the Waze Map Editor and the results have been amazing. The map editing community has outdone itself again, adding more than 50,000 gas stations worldwide.
Their quick and methodical work means that more and more drivers around the world will soon be able to save money on gas.
Drivers in Sweden can start getting excited, as nearly 70% of its gas stations have been mapped and we hope to activate the feature there in the very near future. Italy’s map editors have already mapped out more than 50% of their country’s stations, while more than 40% of France’s gas stations have been mapped.
Germany currently has 26% of its stations mapped out, but may soon see a big bump in its numbers thanks to an external list delivered to Waze by users.
For those unfamiliar, in order for us to enable our real-time gas price feature in more countries, the map editing community needs to add up to 70% of a country’s total gas stations to the Waze map. After that, we can activate the feature in new countries and more drivers worldwide will get to save money on gas during their daily commute.
The country totals are impressive and at this rate, the feature will be enabled in these countries by October, or earlier!
Have you tried adding a gas station yet?