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Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. The rest of world will follow.

If a driver is over the limit, a visual alert will appear on the Waze speedometer. It will stay there until the vehicle speed drops below the limit. Drivers can customize the alert to appear either when the speed limit is reached, or when the speed exceeds the limit by 5, 10 or 15%.

Waze also recently introduced a planned drive feature for the iOS platform. Drivers enter the desired time and date of arrival, and Waze will recommend the best time to leave. Drivers also receive a reminder closer to the event with an updated departure time based upon real-time road conditions.


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