Waze, the ridiculously handy navigation app that uses real-time traffic data to get you where you need to go on time, has just added a new feature that helps you save on gas, too.
Waze, in case you’re unfamiliar with it, is an app that uses travel data of other users to help you get around traffic snarls along your route. When you’re commuting, you open up Waze on your smartphone and let it plot your route. It then uses data provided by other users in real-time to spot bad traffic and route you around it (or, if you get stuck in traffic, it uses that to help fellow commuters avoid your fate).
Waze 3.2, which went live in the App Store this morning, promises to bring the same real-time updates to gas prices as well. When you need gas, let Waze know and it will help you find the cheapest place along your route to refuel. Then, while you’re filling up, you update the prices on in Waze, and it passes the information along to other drivers.
In addition, Waze has partnered with gas stations all over the country to provide exclusive discounts to Waze users. Check out the videos below to see Waze’s real-time gas prices feature in action.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to providing real-time gas prices, Waze 3.2 adds several new features, including the ability to set waypoints and to submit incident reports via voice control on the Android version of the app.
Check out a few screenshots of the new update in action below: