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Google’s Waze will discontinue its carpool service starting next month

The service that links commuters and drivers, Waze Carpool, is being discontinued by Google-owned Waze. The six-year-old service is being phased down, claims the firm, as a result of shifting commuting patterns brought on by the pandemic.

In 2016, the service made its debut in San Francisco, and since then, it has expanded to other parts of the United States, Brazil, and Israel. The business unveiled a stand-alone carpool app in 2018. In order to save money and fuel while lowering the number of automobiles on the road during rush hour, Waze Carpool aimed to link users with other carpoolers along their route.

Based on profiles, star ratings, the number of friends they share, and user-customizable parameters like gender, coworker, or classmate, riders and drivers can use the app to discover their own carpool partners. The programme was designed to display the matches that are the most pertinent, such as those that are closest to the desired route or a coworker working the same shift.

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