This Map App Delivers The Need For Speed

February 27, 2018

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When it comes to traveling, we generally want to get to our destination as soon as possible. If that's the case you may want to skip the already installed driving maps on your phone and aim for the Waze app. An engineer with some time on their hands decided to do a travel time comparison between Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze for most of last year.  He found that Apple's estimated time of arrival was about 8% off compared to your actual arrival time.  However this is not an unexpected software error, it's a little secret Apple uses to purposely give you a longer arrival window so that when you do arrive, it is ahead of schedule!  However if you're looking for the fastest route regardless of time, you may want to switch from Apple to Google Maps, which uses navigation choices that are about 5% faster than Apple Maps.  But performing slightly better is Waze, which gave directions that are 1% better than Google and 6% better than Apple. Because WAZE is an active community app, it is constantly receiving new data to suggest better routes by real drivers.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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