Google to take on Uber with Waze ‘carpool’ app

The WazeRider app will use Waze’s navigation system to learn the routes drivers most frequently take to work and match them up with people looking for a ride in the same direction. Commuters then pay fellow drivers a small fee for a ride to and from work. It was tested last year in Tel Aviv – but is now available across Israel.  Google bought Israel-based Waze, which uses satellite signals from members’ smartphones to offer real-time traffic information, for about $1 billion two years ago. ‘WazeRider finds you the most convenient, affordable ride to work from fellow commuters already driving with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app,’ the app page says.