Waze adds new motorcycle mode and ‘OK Waze’ voice commands

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Waze is releasing a trio of new features for its popular turn-by-turn navigation app on Android and iOS today. First is a mode designed specifically for motorcycle riders that provides recommendations for the best route based on data pulled in from fellow motorcyclists, which is a little more valuable than sourcing those calculations from cars. Waze says it has gotten better at estimating arrival times for motorcycles, which “vary greatly from automobile ETAs,” and the motorcycle mode also adds routing info for narrow roads that aren’t accessible by car.

Today’s update also introduces hands-free “OK Waze” voice commands in the US, UK, and Canada, letting you request info or change your destination without taking your hands off the…

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