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Waze goes local with upcoming Filipino navigation, voice commands

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AutoIndustriya.com / AutoIndustriya.com | July 03, 2017 18:13

Waze to include Filipino voice commands in next update

Starting July 6, the DOTr will resume the enforcement of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. The agency has made it clear that the placement of mobile devices is allowed for as long as it is within the safe-zones.

In line with this development, Waze is encouraging their users to make the most of the application's hands-free function. To enable this function, go to settings and select 'Sound and Voice' under the advanced settings menu. There, tap on voice commands to be able to use the said function. Once activated, simply wave your hand in front of the phone and a prompt will ask for your destination. At the moment, this function only recognizes the words 'home' and 'work'.

At the same time, Waze will soon be introducing Filipino voice commands in the next update. The navigation application is set to feature more localized features which will also feature Tagalog voice directions. Speaking to GMA News TV's State of the Nation, Mona Weng, global strategic partnerships manager of Waze, said that the Tagalog functions will be made available by mid-July.