Currently available in English and in U.S and Canada.
Will be available to other countries as well soon.
Why are people from other countries use voice commands for reporting of incidents even if they want to do so in English?
I have my phone in English, Waze is in english and voice navigation is in English. But still the voice commands option is hidden from me in the settings menu.
The voice commands are only enabled for the countries in which street names can be recognized from voice. This is a very stupid reason for not allowing people to use voice commands to report incidents (and navigate to their favorite places). This can be easily done for all the languages supported by google's voice recognition engine.
I use Tasker app to do this for me. However I had to teach Tasker to simulate taps on the screen as the Waze API is very poor and only for navigation.
To properly close waze: Send Intent[Action: Eliran_Close_Intent, Cat: Default, Package: com.waze, Target: Broadcast Receiver]
To navigate to a favorite location: Send Intent[Action: android.intent.action.VIEW, Cat: Default, Data: waze://?favorite=%destination&navigate=yes]
Other possibilities: https://www.waze.com/about/dev
Countries in which we have already enabled the feature on the client are:
The United Kingdom
Try Tasker, an android app that will allow you to do the following: When Waze is running and the screen is off, wait 10 seconds and if the screen is still off, kill Waze. The app is not free but very cheap and will allow you to make other cool stuff as well.
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Lane assist is the reason why I use a different navigation app when abroad. Please add it to Waze so that it can be perfect.
To alert drivers about cyclists on the road (1 notification per group of cyclists), this is a splendid idea!
Sygic navigation navigates through tunnels at the last known speed. If you change the speed until you get the GPS signal again, the pointer simply jumps forward or backward. Simple and effective.
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