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Hallelujah! I use Waze nearly every time I drive to avoid traffic and such.

I just bought a used 2015 Volt so I cannot take advantage of this, but if Apple doesn't get off their butts and let them implement this for CarPlay then my next car purchase may coincide with an Android phone purchase as well! I have been an iPhone user since the 3g in 2009 and have no desire to switch... until now.
 

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Sweet baby Jesus! :D

I literally bought my car 2 days ago, realized Waze wasn't supported, and was super bummed. THe salesman, and apple play guy was bumming out right there with me..he hadnt seen android auto fired up yet, just assumed it was there.

Can't wait to try it on the way home from work today ;)

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Since Google owns Waze and Apple has never shown an inclination to allow such things on their platform (think the disastrous Apple maps fiasco), I doubt you will see it for a long time, if ever...

I just bought a used 2015 Volt so I cannot take advantage of this, but if Apple doesn't get off their butts and let them implement this for CarPlay then my next car purchase may coincide with an Android phone purchase as well! I have been an iPhone user since the 3g in 2009 and have no desire to switch... until now.
 

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I'm also an iPhone user since the 3Gs, but this will seriously make me question my next phone purchase if it doesn't show up on Carplay before then. I commute 600 miles a week and Waze has saved me more hours of (potentially stuck in traffic) travel time than I care to think about.

Oh yeah......Apple maps suck, and its even worse on Carplay. The interface is horrendous. It works ok in a pinch, but it leaves a LOT to be desired.
 

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I tried Waze for the first time last night in my Volt and I like Google Maps better. Maybe I have been using Google Maps for too long so its a "change/creature of habit" issue but I find Google Maps more slick and I like the bubbles showing times of other routes in case I want to change a route. For all the Waze praise I have read I was expecting more.
 

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I used Waze for a short time and went back to Google Maps. I believe Waze traffic data is also used in Google Maps. In any case, Google Maps has always been very accurate in pointing out and/or avoiding traffic delays. In many cases it even tells you the cause of the delay and how many minutes are being added for that specific reason.
 

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Back in the day, Waze used to be its own deal and was the only good app out there that did that sort of thing. Then they got bought by Google. Google then incorporated a lot of the Waze features directly into Google Maps. Good on Google for adding those features into their base mapping app.

Does Google Maps also have the police warnings? Thats a HUGE Waze feature here in PA as radar detectors are useless due to the local yocals only being allowed to us VASCAR. Only the State Troopers are allowed to run radar and/or lasers here.
 

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No it doesn't do police warnings. The social aspect of Waze is not in Google Maps - we sometimes see accidents in Google Maps reported by Waze but that is it
 

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I'm also an iPhone user since the 3Gs, but this will seriously make me question my next phone purchase if it doesn't show up on Carplay before then. I commute 600 miles a week and Waze has saved me more hours of (potentially stuck in traffic) travel time than I care to think about.
Cheap no-service Android device set to use your iPhone hotspot? Leave the old droidphone plugged in and buried in the car... Since you commute that far, just leaving the phone on and letting it charge up while you're in the car driving will probably keep it functional for weeks...
 

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Ha.....I wonder how many more glitches that would bring to the surface? Android hardwired for Waze/Android Auto.....tethered to my iPhone for the data connection while my iPhone is connected to the car via Bluetooth for phone/messages.
 

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Ha.....I wonder how many more glitches that would bring to the surface? Android hardwired for Waze/Android Auto.....tethered to my iPhone for the data connection while my iPhone is connected to the car via Bluetooth for phone/messages.
Perhaps the left phone wouldn't know what the right phone was doing...
 

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Except for hands free phone calls on the iphone in the car wont work. Can only use one phone at a time unless I am missing something.
 

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add me as another who will consider their next phone choice carefully. I have a weekly work commute of between 500 and 600 Km and spend a lot of time in my car so the ability for my smartphone to integrate as many features that I use into my car as possible is important.

Despite having the option for built-in nav or apple maps via carplay on the big screen and the choice to use a plethora of other apps via my iPhone (6S+) screen I pretty much use Waze all the time and have used it for several years. Only time I tend to try anything else is when I need offline maps and then I just use Google Maps.

Waze has its quirks and is not for everyone but I have found its routing options and some of its suggestions better than others and the speed with which the app notifies me of traffic, accidents, or police presence is also better than the rest - especially as most of the others dont have the police info. Apple Maps has come a long way from the early days but its not there yet for me. Google maps looks nicer and uses some Waze data but I do like Waze better.

I reckon I will be looking at a new phone later this year or maybe next year (iPhone8?, Note8?, Pixel2?), and after a few issues with iOS more recently and a general apathy towards apple in general these days the features that are transferable to the car from either Carplay or AA will be a huge factor for me. My wife recently upgraded her old Blackberry Q10 (I know! what can I say, she likes a physical keyboard) to a new Android powered KeyOne (also with physical keyboard) so going to 'borrow' it over the weekend and see how Waze looks on the big screen :)
 

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I used Android Auto with Waze this morning for the first time to go downtown Chicago. It worked really well overall.

One nice feature over AA Google or the Volt's awful built-in NAV is that you can pick from multiple routes just like on the normal Waze phone version. The normal Waze phone version is still nicer as that feature will let you see the multiple routes by desc or by looking at a map.
 

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Despite having the option for built-in nav or apple maps via carplay on the big screen and the choice to use a plethora of other apps via my iPhone (6S+) screen I pretty much use Waze all the time and have used it for several years. Only time I tend to try anything else is when I need offline maps and then I just use Google Maps and download for offline usage.

Waze has its quirks and is not for everyone but I have found its routing options and some of its suggestions better than others and the speed with which the app notifies me of traffic, accidents, or police presence is also better than the rest - especially as most of the others dont have the police info. Apple Maps has come a long way from the early days but its not there yet for me. Google maps looks nicer and uses some Waze data but I do like Waze better.

I reckon I will be looking at a new phone later this year or maybe next year (iPhone8?, Note8?, Pixel2?), and after a few issues with iOS more recently and a general apathy towards apple in general these days the features that are transferable to the car from either Carplay or AA will be a huge factor for me. My wife recently upgraded her old Blackberry Q10 (I know! what can I say, she likes a physical keyboard) to a new Android powered KeyOne (also with physical keyboard) so going to 'borrow' it over the weekend and see how Waze looks on the big screen :)
Ok, so I tried my wife's phone in the car this past weekend and I have to say I do like Waze on AA. No annoying ads and everything else I use looks great on it. The display is straightforward and the alerts come through nicely and they mute or quieten your radio instead of changing the input like it does when used outside of AA/Carplay. There are a couple of features mentioned earlier in the thread that dont work - some of the voice stuff - but as siri, waze and just about every other so called electronic assistant has trouble with even a mild Scottish accent then its not a feature I use much ! It was only a short test so didn't really put it through its paces extensively, but what I did see, I liked.

I know waze is not for everyone, and thats fine for those people ... but it is for me .... and my next phone choice is now almost certainly going to have in-car connectivity very high up the list of deciding factors.
 
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