Did you know that Extreme Audio in Midlothian and Mechanicsville can integrate Waze into your vehicle? That’s right! Android Auto includes native support for Waze – allowing you to navigate the roads in the Richmond area, or anywhere in the US or Canada efficiently and safely. Let’s look at why this has become the preeminent navigation solution for road warriors and vacationers alike.
When Google bought Waze in 2013, they knew that their $996 Million Dollar investment would provide them with an unparalleled network of mapping resources. Each user has the ability to provide road change updates. These updates include new housing communities, road changes and highway exit changes. But more importantly information is dispensed about road closures and traffic flow issues. Google uses this information for both Waze and Google Maps to create efficient and accurate route planning solutions for their users.
Real-Time Traffic Flow and Travel Information
As a Waze user, you can provide real-time feedback on how traffic is performing. If there is congestion, you can report it as a slowdown in three levels, all the way up to “Stand Still.” Obstacles like accidents, potholes, objects on the road, vehicles on the shoulder or the location of a police officer can be shared quickly and easily with other Wazers.
Vehicle Integration Solutions
If you own a relatively new Android-based smartphone, you can view Waze information on the screen of a new Alpine or Sony multimedia receiver that includes Android Auto. Voice prompts will be provided through your audio system. You can then request destinations or report obstacles using Google’s amazing voice recognition system. Need to find a gas station? Just press the voice recognition button and say “Use Waze to find a gas station.” The system will offer you nearby options from the massive Google database.
Android Auto also includes the ability to listen to incoming text messages and dictate a response. You can make phone calls by using the contacts in your phone, by stating a phone number, or even by searching for a company by name. Access to the music on your phone and streaming services becomes very easy! Services like Pandora, Spotify and Google Music can be requested by voice. It is as easy as asking for a song by title, an artist’s name or a specific genre.
If you own an iPhone, don’t worry. The NEX series of radios from Pioneer offers support for third-party applications like Waze through their AppRadio Mode. Drop by with your phone and we’d be happy to demonstrate how it works.
Experience Waze Integration at Extreme Audio
If you want the best navigation solution available as your co-pilot, drop into Extreme Audio in Mechanicsville or Midlothian and speak with a member of our team. Be sure to bring along your Android phone so we show you just how easy it is to use your voice to stay connected while on the road. For more information about our Android Auto solutions, give us a call or send us an email using our online contact form.