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Old 06-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #257
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Originally Posted by nitsuj View Post
I drive all day for a living. Not over the road trucking type stuff, but residential address seeking type stuff. I've been using Motion Pro for 2 years and it's acceptable, but I don't love it. I recently started using Waze as my gps, and so far it's working well. And it's free. I didn't read the whole thread so I don't know if it was already mentioned or not.

Waze is sort of like a social GPS, other users in your area add input like traffic jams, accidents, visible police, etc. them as you drive, it will show areas of your route in red that are potentially going to slow you down. When you stop at lights and don't need the navigation, it pops up traffic info around you, like "Wazer user reported visible cop on RT 79 near X exit" Wazer user reported traffic stand still at Hemlock road in Cranberry" that sort of thing, once you get moving, it goes back to navigation mode.
Unless Waze is somehow in a relationship with Apple, they're going to have a hard time on iOS come this fall. Crowdsourced traffic and incident reporting will be available for free, out-of-the-box, with iOS 6. Rumor has it that Apple is using TomTom's system, which jives with the look-and-feel of their new tech and with the crowdsourced features.

I hope Waze can figure out a strong path forward, as they're a sharp team with some forward-thinking products.


Update: Waze and TomTom are both providing content for Apple's new navigation system. Awesome.
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