Now that Chris can drive, his family gets free rides.

A glimpse at Chris’s Last 5 Drives with Waze.
A glimpse at Chris’s Last 5 Drives with Waze.

Your Last 5 Drives is a series where Wazers look back on recent drives and share stories from on and off the road.

Chris is a recent high school graduate and Waze Map Editor from Trinidad and Tobago. Even though he’s a new driver, he’s been using Waze since he was playing navigator from the back seat as a kid, when the colors, reports, and icons on Waze were a fun way to pass the time in the car and help out other drivers. Now, he edits the map, knows his way around the island, and is always happy to…


How everyday drivers help cities plan ahead and respond to crises.

Real-time data from Waze creates safer roads and easier navigation.
Real-time data from Waze creates safer roads and easier navigation.

Under the Hood gives you an inside look at different parts of how Waze works — straight from the people working on them every day.


We’d probably be lost (and cold) on the road without them.

Famous inventions from women
Famous inventions from women

Women have always been inventors. But they haven’t always gotten the credit they deserve. For too long, laws and practices prevented women from receiving equal recognition, compensation and agency for their contributions to society.

Women like Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first computer algorithm in 1843, and Dr. Shirley Jackson, whose work led to fiber optic cables, have shaped the way we interact, work, and get around. They were pioneers but encountered barriers due to sexism and racism in their fields and communities. Even today, women only hold about 22% of patents and aren’t expected to reach equality with their…


Short answer: a lot of people who love to help

Under the Hood gives you an inside look at different parts of Waze — straight from the people working on them every day.


Between racing to the Block Island Ferry and road tripping with her dogs, Cindy knows how to stay busy.

Cindy tells us about her last 5 drives with Waze.
Cindy tells us about her last 5 drives with Waze.

Your Last 5 Drives is a series where Wazers look back on recent drives and share stories from on and off the road.

Now living in Connecticut, Cindy teaches eighth-grade math in her hometown of Westchester, New York. Over the years, she’s perfected putting her summers to good use, with a mix of getting away and getting things done. When COVID disrupted her typical travel plans, she had to switch gears.

Take a peek inside Cindy’s car

Favorite music: I’m a country music girl. It’s terrible. I grew up on the East Coast and listen to country music.

Biggest pet peeve on the road: Aggressive drivers…


Black city planning experts on inclusion in urban planning and why everyone needs to pay attention to transportation.

Black urbanists are leading the fight to build more inclusive cities.
Black urbanists are leading the fight to build more inclusive cities.

There’s a common assumption about urban planning that the systems governing our cities start from a place of neutrality. That even when it’s flawed, urban design tries to objectively solve problems and strengthen communities. The question is, for whom?

“Nothing comes from a space of neutrality,” says Tamika Butler, a transportation expert whose consulting firm specializes in transportation and urban planning, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. “The U.S. was built on racist foundations. Everything we do with our land — where we put our highways, what communities we divide — is about policing movement and mobility.”


For International Women’s Day, we’re taking a guided tour of map editing life with five women stepping up year-round for their communities.

For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women who make the Waze map.
For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women who make the Waze map.

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on how far society has come with gender equality and how far it still needs to go. No matter what industry or environment you’re in, everyone benefits when there’s greater gender equality. Studies have shown that organizations and countries thrive when women are in leadership roles while group settings, like classrooms, see stronger performance when there is a gender-balance.

In the world of navigation and transportation, gender disparities show up in ways big and small. Something as seemingly insignificant as street names (most are named after men) sends a message about who…


Yuval Shoshan, Gerente de Produtos, fala sobre a parceria de sucesso entre Waze e Google Assistente

O Under the Hood te guia pelos bastidores do Waze sob o ponto de vista de um especialista da marca.

A voz é algo muito interessante porque ela desbloqueia as coisas que são difíceis de fazer com as mãos e, quando você está dirigindo, isso é ainda mais difícil. Ao dirigir, a palavra mágica (palavra que ativa o assistente pessoal) é muito importante para uma verdadeira experiência com as mãos livres.


No flare gun necessary

How to send an SOS using Roadside Help in Waze
How to send an SOS using Roadside Help in Waze

Under the Hood gives you an inside look at different parts of Waze — straight from the people working on them every day.


Hear us out.

Ready to record your voice in Waze for your Valentine?
Ready to record your voice in Waze for your Valentine?

Holidays and how we celebrate them have a funny way of changing, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Did you know sending mean Valentine’s Day cards(!) used to be a tradition? Galentine’s Day, on the other hand, is a newer take that’s all about putting friendships front and center (we like this better).

Now that Valentine’s Day is as much for friends and pets as it is for romance, the way we connect on this day has opened up, too. …

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