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Waze Carpool updated app to version 2.0 with option to pick preferred riders

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Waze is well-known for its eponymous GPS navigation app, but what you might not know is that Waze also has a ride-sharing service called Waze Carpool that's in some ways similar to Uber or Lyft.

Carpool lets drivers get paid to use their own car to pick up and drop off passengers, and it allows riders to request a ride from point A to point B. However, unlike Uber and Lyft, Waze Carpool isn't meant to be used as a ride-hailing service — instead, it's only meant as a way for two or more coworkers (or people who work in the same general location) to share a ride to and from work.

The Waze Carpool app has actually been around for almost three years now, though it was initially only available in Israel (Waze's home country) and later expanded availability to San Francisco. Today, Waze has rolled out a redesigned Carpool app and added the ability to let drivers choose who they prefer to carpool with. To reflect the significance of the update, the version number has also been upped to 2.0.12.6.

 

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