June 24, 2017

Alphabet expands Waze’s carpool service — giving Uber a fiercer rival in its home state California



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Waze’s carpooling service will expand to all of California next week, the company announced Wednesday.

The expansion of Waze Carpool, which begins Tuesday, provides another option for California’s tech-savvy commuters, and could ramp up competition for transportation technology start-ups like Uber and Lyft.

Waze’s app allows commuters to input traffic hazards and slowdowns and see a crowd-sourced map of commuting delays. Alphabet , the parent company of Google, bought Israeli-developed Waze in 2013, integrating Google’s extensive mapping and geolocation services into the app.

More recently, the traffic-tracking social app has been running pilots of a service […]

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