Waze has always been about saving you time, but now, you can save gas $, too!
Welcome to Waze Version 3.2, where you can find the cheapest gas station around you or along your route, navigate there with one tap, and update its current gas prices in real-time for the community.
But it gets even better! Waze has teamed up with gas partners, and now at participating stations, you can take advantage of special deals on gas, for Wazers only. Hooray!
How do you take advantage of Wazer-only gas deals? Look out for the gas stations on the map and in the search list that show a small $ icon – this means that discounted gas is available for Wazers at this location. Simply tap on the station and hit the ‘get coupon’ button. Then show the coupon to the clerk at the station.
As of today, nearly 2,000 stations in the US are offering Wazers 5-10 cent discounts per gallon on gas. We’ll be adding more special promotions state by state over the coming months, so if you don’t currently see any nearby, hang on for a little while, we’ll be coming to your region very soon!
Gas features are available right now in the US only. But don’t worry – we’ll be gradually rolling these out globally too. We’re working on lining up gas partners around the world, and in a few days we’ll enable an ‘add gas station’ feature in the map editor, so wherever you are around the world, you can update the map with the local stations around you. Our global community is on board in helping us get this done as quickly as possible, so be on the look out for gas features coming soon in your country!
We’ve built in a few other new features that we think you guys will find really useful:
- Category search lets you find local business by category (think coffee shops, car wash, pharmacy) along your way.
- Waypoints allows you to add a stop en route to your final destination, and get accurate ETAs for both. (iPhone only, coming soon to your Android phone too!)
- Text-to-Speech now supported in 9 new languages! TTS capabilities provide you with turn-by-turn voice prompts, including reading the street names you’ll be turning on, so you’ll never need to take your eyes off of the road to know where to turn again. Waze has been studying hard, and can now read street names in UK English, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish.
- Voice reporting: Android users can now join their iPhone counterparts in reporting incidents on the road, hands-free. Here’s how.
We’re pretty excited about this version, and we hope you’ll find it super helpful too. Leave us some comments below and let us know what you think! Happy Wazing everyone, and see you on the road
Wanna become a Waze gas parter? Sign up here!