June 23, 2017

Google’s Waze Carpool Service Expanding Throughout California



Waze W10 Event
By René C. Nielsen from Brooklyn, United States (Waze W10 Event) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Beginning June 6, users of the Waze Carpool app will be able to find rides from Waze drivers already going their way — and vice versa — throughout the state, expanding on a service only available to date in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Carpooling takes density and doing it on a limited capacity, you can only learn so much,” Josh Fried, head of Waze Carpool, told Reuters. “We wanted to expand to a Waze hub. It’s our first attempt to see if we can go big into a region.”

Riders who accompany drivers on their routes share their gasoline expense, calculated at no greater than the federal mileage rate of $.54 per mile.

Waze currently takes no cut of the transaction but […]

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