Lyft and Waze team up to get you to your destination faster

Lyft and Waze team up to get you to your destination faster
Remember crowd sourced navigation app Waze? Not only does it give you directions based on Waze users real-time reports of traffic tie ups, it also lets you know where the cops are hiding. Back in the summer of 2013, Google purchased Waze and added some of its capabilities to Google Maps. Waze has entered into a partnership with ride-sharing firm Lyft. The latter will get to use Waze's Transport SDK to offer new in-app features for Lyft drivers and passengers.

Lyft drivers will be able to see their route update in real time using Waze. As a driver heads to his next stop, passenger pickups are added via Waze. This allows for more efficient Lyft Line matches and helps everyone get to their destination faster. While navigating using Waze, drivers pressing the "Return to Lyft" button will immediately see the Lyft app appear on the screen. This way, the Lyft driver can use Waze to navigate, hit the "Return to Lyft" button, and click on the "arrived" or "drop off" button when appropriate.

As part of the partnership agreement, Waze will now be the default navigation app for Lyft drivers. As a result, the navigation app can help Lyft drivers obtain high scores since navigation is one of the most important metrics used to determine such rankings.


If you are a Lyft driver or loyal user of the service, you should be able to notice some improvements in the time it takes to get from point "A" to point "B."

source: Lyft via Phandroid

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1 Comment

1. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I was a Lyft driver for about six months when I moved to a new area. I used Google nav without any problems and managed to keep a five-star rating. It might be interesting to see how this will help but I didn't have any problems without it.

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