How Waze kills dead zones in tunnels for all commuters

For commuters who depend on or maximize their drive with a navigation app, heading into tunnels and other low-service areas defeats the whole purpose of using GPS-enabled directions. Waze, Google’s handy driving directions app, has been zapping dead zones with Beacons, the small battery-operated devices it debuted in 2016. SEE ALSO: With Google Maps on Apple CarPlay, iPhone owners can finally ditch clunky mounts More than 700 Beacons are now stuck to the walls of the Holland, Lincoln, Queens-Midtown, and Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) tunnels. The devices, which cost $28.50 and can be installed quickly, are already sending out radio signal to drivers in Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Rio, Brazil; Paris, France; Florence, Italy; Haifa, Israel; Jihlava, Czech Republic; and Oslo, Norway. Read more…More about Maps, Apps And Software, Waze, Navigation, and Tech

Source: Mashable

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