Sometimes share one trip more cars (users). For example Business trip or holiday etc. it means two or more cars with the same destination. One of them knows WHERE to go (where is destination) and the others follow him. One car is the leader. In this case could be very useful to add feature called "Follow friend". In MENU where are Friends, add this feature (click on name of leading user and choose "Follow friend") and when the leading user accepts the request, he becomes as a "Moving destination" for user (users) who asked him. The other use of this feature is "Follow ME" when leading user invites friend (friends) to follow him. When friend(s) accept it, they can follow him.
Please note we're changing the status of this suggestion to Not right now, since we finalized our plans for 2023 and this idea won't be implemented this year. We hope to have it included in our plans for later years and will keep you posted.
Simone Luconi commented
I'm also intrested in this feature. It would be great!
Ben Brenneman commented
Had to find my brother's truck today, but he didn't know his address. If we both had this app, couldn't his send mine his location so mine could navigate to him?
Definitely want to see better tracking features.
My wife and I have been using Glympse for years as it is so simple and accurate to share and track your current location, you can even setup 1 click sharing for 'regular shares' (my wife uses this when she is leaving work so I can start dinner when she is a certain distance from home).
Waze sharing/ETA is terrible, takes too many clicks, and seems to rely on Facebook linking which I do not want to do.
I should be able to optionally integrate with Contacts, Facebook, G+, etc. but also just add a name and mobile number, store in local Waze address book, to be able to send a TXT message.
Dom Sena commented
So at times I take trips with my family which involve more than 1 car. So i'd like to see an update that would allow you to request in waz to link 1 or 2 cars / users to follow a location and then highlight where they are on the map in order to assist in not losing the car you are supposed to follow
i`m up for that
When you send someone your ETA, they get a link where they can supposedly see your progress in real time. However, the avatar in this map moves whether you are or not. So it is not real time, and thus, gives the person who received the link potentially inaccurate information. Please give us the option to make the tracking appear in actual real time.
There is a quality feature that allows you to see where a person is on the map when they share their ETA with you. This lets you follow their direct progress initially but after a while when you go back to check where they are it is no longer available in the same format. This should be made permanent.
When you plan a road trip and you are traveling in a group of cars, it would be great to "Share the trip" with the people you're traveling with so that they could check on you, in case you got lost, or maybe suffered an accident you could always know where the whole party is in the road. Maybe if someone stoped to grab a bite and the others are meeting him, you could know exactly where on the road they stoped so you could meet them.
When convoy with friend sometime you lost them when you are in heavy traffic or red traffic light. Your friend will be visible on your waze and then tap on your friend icon to follow them. Of course they need to accept first. For safety issues.
elena chiriac commented
Ar fi bine
Manoel Agostinho commented
Someone is in route and you need to follow him. He just push the button "follow me" and send the invitation to you or another user! Done! Now you (or another) can follow him...
Raimundo Cerda commented
English: Hello, I wanted to suggest something like shared trips (for caravans, mass events and many car trips, etc.). The idea is for the organizer to generate a QR code and send it (via instant messaging or print) so all people will see the same route from wherever they are. This way, all the people who are going to an event, place or whatever it will take a more efficient and smooth trip. They will save themselves to say: "Waze took me to take an unnecessary turn" and another respond "No, it took me by a very short way, I delayed very little". All people would go on the same route.
[English is traduced by Google Traductor, Tha idea is written originally in spanish].
Español: Hola, quería sugerir algo tipo viajes compartidos (para caravanas , eventos masivos y viajes de muchos autos, etc.). La idea es que el organizador genere un código QR y lo envíe (por medio de mensajería instantánea o impreso), así toda la gente verá la misma ruta desde donde esté. De esta manera para toda la gente que va hacia un evento, lugar o lo que sea tendrá un viaje más eficiente y sin problemas. Se ahorrarán decir: "Waze me llevó a dar una vuelta innecesaria" y que otro responda "No, a mí me llevó por un camino muy corto, me demoré poquísimo". Toda la gente iría en la misma ruta.
[En inglés está traducido por Google Traductor, Español es el idioma escrito realmente].
Touring with many friends together
Is this still being panned?
Dave Wedd commented
When I'm leading someone it would be very useful to see whether they are three cars behind me or have taken a wrong turning.
Sheryl Meireis commented
Track a Friend
Add a fearure that allows a friend to send a destination and I can follow them to ensure theur safety. The only way I have fogured out how to see a friend who is traveling out of state, to me, is to follow the drive. I would like to just pull up the map and see my friend, what trafgic looks like, etc.
Thanks for your consideration.
Andrew Rupprecht commented
This is the third time I have tried this now. I get an alert of progress to me from her and I keeps showing my house. Sometimes I get a map showung her location and the purple remaining line of her trip. Then when I go back to check, I can't find it again. The best I could do was get a progress bar on the side with her pic on it. Seems like there is two competing formats for tracking someones trip?
Adam Non commented
This is a good idea ... planned in 2012?
I don't want any app to have unconstrained access to the contacts in my phone.
I'd be okay with adding a handful of "buddies" for driving purposes (people I meet at events or when I am picking up someone, to let them know my ETA without Waze having full access to all contacts and then indiscriminately deciding who I know or who might know me, etc. ... nope nope nope.)
Eric F commented
If I have friends in Waze I would like to click on them and see exactly where they are. This should be optional and friends need to approve each other and it should only be used when both have their app on.
Function to turn it off for a period of time should be a good idea maybe.
Today AFAIK I can only see that they are driving unless they share their route with me.
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