A transit application for trip planning and mapping, Moovit, and Waze have joined hands to offer users more options to select from. They are rolling out a pilot initiative in Brazil, the US, Israel, and Mexico that might make Waze Carpool cars accessible from inside the Moovit app. This is the first time Waze Carpool has been incorporated into a 3rd-party application and the first 3rd-party carpool service for Moovit, too. Moovit has its personal carpool system, but Waze has a much bigger base of drivers.
Consumers just have to plan trips such as normal and then visit the Recommended Routes display to discover Waze Carpool drivers going the same route. They will have to download the app for Waze Carpool, although, since they will still require it to book a ride—clicking on one of the alternatives from inside Moovit will unlock the app. The firms have begun the “gradual launch” of the feature to Android consumers this week. An iOS launch will follow, but they did not cite a particular date for it. Also, the first ride for new riders is free, so it is a great chance for those who have yet to offer a chance to Waze Carpool.
On a related note, Google Assistant is now officially accessible for all English-speaking users on Waze in the US. Waze declared the launch earlier after making the function accessible in restricted test runs previously this year. The addition will offer consumers the chance to ask Google Assistant to carry out commands while on the street without needing the driver to interact using hands with the Waze app. Getting started on Waze with Google Assistant will not need an update to the app. The update is done server-end, so it might be actually available to.