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Why Waze is the BEST navigation app for taxis

You might not have heard of a little navigation app, called Waze originating in America, & acquired by Google in 2013. But it’s fast becoming the number one choice for the taxi Industry.


However, Waze has some distinct advantages over standard Google or Apple Maps, especially when it comes to using it as your main Taxi navigation app.

What makes the Waze app so good for Taxis?

Waze has all the features you’d expect from a navigation app: real-time traffic updates and speed restriction warnings. Waze has access to all the navigational data from Google & Google Maps who have made great efforts to map out the country for Google Earth/Maps but what really sets it apart is its “Taxi mode” feature.

"Taxi Mode"

Waze has all the features you’d expect from a navigation app: real-time traffic updates and speed restriction warnings. Waze has access to all the navigational data from Google & Google Maps which have made great efforts to map out the country for Google Earth/Maps but what really sets it apart is its “Taxi mode” feature.

Taxi mode adds extra information on restrictions and road changes in recent years, which is very useful for a number of people but tailored explicitly to taxis, one such advantage of “Taxi mode” is taking into account bus lanes when calculating routes, or warning when certain routes or actions might incur additional charges such as info on LTN (Low Traffic Neighbourhood), LEZ (Low Emission Zone) and likely more similar zones as they pop up.

Other Useful Taxi Features

Other features you might be aware of is congestion checking, altering your route in real-time when a incident or traffic is detected on the route, and ensuring you always take the fastest and best route forward.

So even if you know the routes like the back of your hand and you have the knowledge there’s always more info you can get with a sat nav app like Waze to give you real-time info and get the best fuel & time economy for your fares, which is more money in your pocket.

You can find Waze on your phone / PDA App store PDA today.

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