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  1. Make Waze continue running in background untill it is turned off

    I use my phone for more than just Waze when I'm driving. Waze does not consistently run in the background when I switch to control another app (even when I'm driving on the highway at 65 mph). I'd really like to see an option in settings to keep Waze active until I manually exit. Alternatively, how about an option that keeps Waze active as long as my phone is in the car dock?

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  2. I would love to see WAZE as an option for Android Auto!!! Will Waze ever be an option on Android Auto??

    I would love to see WAZE as an option for Android Auto in place, or in addition to Google Maps for Android Auto!!! Will Waze ever be an option on Android Auto??

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    12 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion!
    As you may know, Waze is already supported on Android Auto. Stay tuned for more feature updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

  3. Android Auto intergration

    hey I have android auto. could you make waze compatible for it so I can report and navigate by using android auto

    584 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion!
    As you may know, Waze is already supported on Android Auto. Stay tuned for more feature updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

  4. audio alerts for everything

    It would be nice to have audio alerts for all activity in waze. If there is a traffic jam ahead alert me vocally, same for car on shoulder etc.

    I say this because I ride a motorcycle and am not able to view my screen (also it would take my attention from the bike). I would like to be audibly alerted of everything such as speed cams, cops, blah blah :)

    413 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. automatically pause playing music before giving audible directions

    Automatic Media Pause before audible directions

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    24 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion! As you may already know, the volume for your car’s audio is automatically lowered when directions are sounded.
    Stay tuned for more features and updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

  6. North up should be persistent between sessions

    I want to be able to use North up as default map orientation. This can be set manually in the client, but has to be specified every time the program is started. It would be nice if this setting could be persistent, or could be set in settings.

    349 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Google Play Music Media Controls

    Add a mostly-transparent overlay option with controls of simply "Previous, Play/Pause, Next" - quite chunky without being intrusive, that works with a media player of your choice, not just Spotify. Thanks!

    350 votes
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    31 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion! As you may already know, Waze is now integrated with several audio apps including Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Pandora and more. Just go to Settings > Audio Player and pick your favorite app.

  8. Full screen buttons for reporting (or even the menus)

    Make the reporting menu fullscreen and rearrange the layout so that it becomes easier to press a button.
    You could do the same thing to the main menu as well. Makes it easier to navigate through the menus while driving...

    218 votes
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  9. Option to disable prompt "vehicle stopped on shoulder ahead".

    Option to disable prompt "vehicle stopped on shoulder ahead". Very distracting and not useful information in my opinion. During my daily commute (42miles) through I-695, I-70,US-29, I-492 and I-270 there are up to 15! disabled vehicles and the prompts are getting truly annoying.

    214 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. create waze for android auto !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    please create a user version for android auto so i don't have to attempt to hack my honda radio to side load it and void my warranty !!! if you do this asap you will kill apple because this will spread like wild fire !!!!

    161 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion!
    As you may know, Waze is already supported on Android Auto. Stay tuned for more feature updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

  11. Sound alerts

    I think that having a sound ringing before radar or police could help us. That's better than looking to the phone to see what's on infront. That's would give a safty driving and a secure alert.
    That's important for me
    I hope you'll do that.

    131 votes
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  12. Speed limit on Android Auto

    Thanks for finally making Waze available on Android Auto but you left out the speed limit and it is one of my favorite features. It's especially helpful in rural areas where speed limit signs are few and far between and it makes it easy for law enforcement to set up speed traps.

    121 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion! As you may know, Waze already displays a speedometer, including both your driving speed and the speed limit for the road you’re currently on.

  13. Eu sugiro que coloquem a opçao de GNV para veiculos, e mostrassem qual posto tambem tem GNV para abastecimento...

    Eu sugiro que coloquem a opçao de GNV para veiculos, e mostrassem qual posto tambem tem GNV para abastecimento...

    103 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    List of available fuel types in the app is configurable per country. Please contact map editing community in your country for further information.

  14. Routing overview

    I would like a routing overview option to easily access when driving for two reason:
    1: For longer routes to see were I am in the country.
    2: For shorter routes to have an overview of the traffic situations.

    This option could be a button directly on the map, maybe as an option to turn on/off from Settings or as an option in the pop up window where the mute, stop navigation, navigation list and recalculate route are.

    98 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Possibilities:
    - check next turns list by clicking on the directions panel on the top, select ‘next turns’ tab
    - check reports on the route by clicking on the directions panel on the top, select ‘reports ahead’ tab
    - check map view of your route by clicking on ETA bar at the bottom, select ‘Routes’ and then ‘map view’

  15. Why isn't Waze on Android Auto!? It's April of 2016!

    Please get this thing on Android Auto. I just shelled out $800 with the hope that this was already included, being Waze is a part of Google and all.

    Come on Waze team, make it happen!!!

    76 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion!
    As you may know, Waze is already supported on Android Auto. Stay tuned for more feature updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

  16. Add common objects to Hazard:Road

    To reduce the possibility of the user becoming a potential road hazard, update the Report:Hazard:Road option with a submenu so that we don't have to type out what's in the middle of the road. There is already an option to report cars stopped on the shoulder, but none to report cars stopped in lane, or tire treads, or deceased animals.

    It doesn't need to be fancy, just something so that we don't need to type, unless it's something really unusual.

    67 votes
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  17. Make Waze a built-in app with Android

    It would be great to make Waze a built in app that comes shipped with Android and ready to be used right out of the box. Waze is owned by Google and something like that may be possible. This will make users in countries where Waze is not famous know that the app exists and make them at least give it a try.

    If this is not possible then maybe establish partnerships with smartphone companies to make Waze available as a built in app with their version of Android.

    Another suggestion is to rename the Waze app to something like…

    54 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion!
    As you may know, Waze is already supported on Android Auto. Stay tuned for more feature updates on Waze’s social pages on Facebook and Instagram

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  19. Show username if nickname is empty.

    If you choose to display your name and the 'Nickname' field is empty, you are still Anonymous. The username should be shown by default in this case.

    46 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    From version 2.1 and on, nickname cannot be empty, and it is defaulted to the user name.

  20. Speedometer blocked by lower right menu button

    love the layout on the map...need to move the speedometer up a tick as its behind the right menu.

    28 votes
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