Waze Version 3.2: Find cheap gas, and more great news for commuters!

Waze has always been about saving you time, but now, you can save gas $, too!

Welcome to Waze Version 3.2, where you can find the cheapest gas station around you or along your route, navigate there with one tap, and update its current gas prices in real-time for the community.

But it gets even better! Waze has teamed up with gas partners, and now at participating stations, you can take advantage of special deals on gas, for Wazers only. Hooray!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtSQ7-_5C2U
How do you take advantage of Wazer-only gas deals? Look out for the gas stations on the map and in the search list that show a small $ icon – this means that discounted gas is available for Wazers at this location. Simply tap on the station and hit the 'get coupon' button. Then show the coupon to the clerk at the station.

As of today, nearly 2,000 stations in the US are offering Wazers 5-10 cent discounts per gallon on gas. We'll be adding more special promotions state by state over the coming months, so if you don't currently see any nearby, hang on for a little while, we'll be coming to your region very soon!

Gas features are available right now in the US only. But don't worry - we'll be gradually rolling these out globally too. We're working on lining up gas partners around the world, and in a few days we'll enable an 'add gas station' feature in the map editor, so wherever you are around the world, you can update the map with the local stations around you. Our global community is on board in helping us get this done as quickly as possible, so be on the look out for gas features coming soon in your country!

We've built in a few other new features that we think you guys will find really useful:

  • Category search lets you find local business by category (think coffee shops, car wash, pharmacy) along your way.

  • Waypoints allows you to add a stop en route to your final destination, and get accurate ETAs for both. (iPhone only, coming soon to your Android phone too!)

  • Text-to-Speech now supported in 9 new languages! TTS capabilities provide you with turn-by-turn voice prompts, including reading the street names you'll be turning on, so you'll never need to take your eyes off of the road to know where to turn again. Waze has been studying hard, and can now read street names in UK English, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedish.

  • Voice reporting: Android users can now join their iPhone counterparts in reporting incidents on the road, hands-free. Here's how.

We're pretty excited about this version, and we hope you'll find it super helpful too. Leave us some comments below and let us know what you think! Happy Wazing everyone, and see you on the road :)

Wanna become a Waze gas parter? Sign up here!

26 comments:

  1. Sweet! Lets hope the gas price thing comes to the rest of the world soon as well! I love the search in categories btw! I was missing that in Waze!

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  2. I wish you could show on screen the traffic alerts without me having to scroll the screen all the time.

    I little bit more screen available should be good as well. Dialog boxes are huge.

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  3. I can not find out how to use hands-free reporting. My Obi-wan gesture does no action on my Nexus S ICS 4.0.4

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  4. So.. how about letting users add gas stations, just like we did speed cams?

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  5. Great job on the update. Gas prices, waypoints, categories and speech commands for android!

    I'm gonna love checking gas prices and setting waypoints on my route, but...

    How long does Android have to wait for waypoint functionality?

    I thought Waze was working to make iPhone and Android updates identical across the board?

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  6. [...] Celú správu o novinke Waze verzia 3.2 nájdete TU  [...]

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  7. it's being added to the map editor, we plan on bulk adding stations... It'll happen very quickly

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  8. Great additions to the app! We had a chance to sit down with Di-Ann Eisnor at the Social-Loco conference, and talk about Waze, the Waze community, and how it is adapting to the changing mobile landscape with features like a real-time gas price finder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG8Qhx8pcL0

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  10. [...] gas features are currently only available in the U.S. right now, however Waze promises additional global support in due time.  Further, you guys and gals will also get some discounts of [...]

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  11. [...] gas features are currently only available in the U.S. right now, however Waze promises additional global support in due time.  Further, you guys and gals will also get some discounts of [...]

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  12. Joram OudenaardeJune 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Ran into Waze yesterday and thought I'd give it a try this morning while going to work. Besides a few minor mistakes (a road that wasn't there, and wanting take me through a different/longer route to work), it's a really fantastic app. It warned me about a cop with a laser gun, and busy traffic up ahead! My TomTom is usually in my girlfriend's car, but as far as I'm concerned it stays there, hehe :)

    P.s.: nice update as well by the way!

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  13. Olá gostaria de saber como adiciono um novo stop, destino a rota. Pois ainda não localizei, essa função no meu waze mesmo atualizado pra ultima versão.

    Hello I would like to know how to add a new stop, the route destination. For have not spotted this function in my waze even updated to latest version.

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  14. I love the new stop en-route feature, and the easy categories for searching - 2 major features I've been waiting for.

    Pretty soon I'm planning a switch from iphone to android - when is the stop en-route coming to android? Will the releases ever be simultaneous?

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  15. Any way to disable gas station display?

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  16. Why on earth are most of these features not available in the UK!?

    Petrol prices im not too bothered about, but leaving out features like way points? Seriously?

    I have put up with waze taking me on very strange routes, and have tried correcting them. I have edited maps and paved out new roads, reported traffic and been an active member. But when the app itself is neglecting specific countries, its a bit odd.

    Please bring these features to the UK

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  17. And for Nokia Belle nothing?!?!?!

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  18. [...] and how to optimally place their teams.Waze 3.2 ReleasedThe popular crowdsourced traffic app Waze has a new release.  Version 3.2 brings crowdsourced gas prices so users can find the cheapest gas around.  An [...]

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  19. Add a stop does not show on Android 3.2. Why is that?

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  20. I appreciate WAZE so much but,,, every since the update, it no longer multi-tasks with my iPhone. I can no longer listen to music at the same time from my phone with the voice over. It's as if the app no longer runs in the background. Because of this, I do not plan to use Waze as my primary navigation until this is updated. I appreciated it so much before because I could still continue with the same tasks on my phone and not worry about losing directions to my location.

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  21. [...] road navigation app Waze rolled out version 3.2, which incorporated a new feature to let users find the cheapest gas station around them, as well as get discounts when filling [...]

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  22. Bring back music while navigating!!!

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  23. It is confusing to limited the options to describe police, as visible or not. In CT we have unmarked police cars. Are they considered visible? Or are you describing police cars hidden say behind trees and not visible to the driver ahead of time?

    What about a way to show if the police car is moving in and with traffic , or if it is pulled over or waiting in the bushes? A marked or unmarked police car? For those truckers I think they would appreciate learning if the DMV/DOT police are on the road.

    Otherwise I love this program. Also you might want to incorporate the cameras that are already on maps for this state. I did find them listed in another program that sure isn't as nice as this one.

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  24. [...] So for now Bardin’s goals for the company are for continued strong user growth. Waze aims to reach 30 million users this year and 100 million by 2014, while continuing to improve the product for its particular use case. To that end, its latest release provides realtime gas price comparison. [...]

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