Waze carpooling will arrive in all of California next week

Waze bringing carpooling to all of California

Google-owned traffic and navigation app Waze has been piloting its Carpool service in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Monterey over the past year, and now it's ready to go statewide. Waze will now be pairing up drivers and passengers across a wider expanse that includes heavily congested highways in Los Angeles and other parts of southern California.

Drivers can opt in for the service if they are over 21 years old, and each person who signs up to share his or her auto with others will not make more than 54 cents per mile.

Waze's carpooling drivers will get paid a maximum of 54 cents per mile, making it less lucrative than working giving rides for Uber or Lyft. Only 21 percent of the respondents summoned a raid-hailing service to commute to work, and then did so sporadically, the study found. Besides California, Waze has piloted the service across Israel.

The good part about this app is that it enables a pure form of carpooling, as many have attempted to inspire in others for decades. The company did not provide data regarding the commuters' usage during its testing period in both areas.

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"Carpooling takes density and doing it on a limited capacity, you can only learn so much", Josh Fried, head of Waze Carpool, told Reuters. That could be useful to Google for a variety of purposes, including targeted advertising and planning potential future transport services, including any involving the self-driving cars one of its spinoffs, Waymo, is now testing.

But it's not an easy business.

Waze won't give specific numbers on its carpooling service, but Fried says the carpooling app is now doing at least 2,000 rides per week in the Bay Area, its only USA market.

Waze's whole philosophy around Carpool is that it can offer a method to make actual carpooling, in which people share resources like cars to lessen the burden of traffic and for mutual efficiency of spending and driving (you can use high-occupancy vehicle lanes, for instance), more achievable.


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