Although no changes to the user experience were announced as part of this internal change, the Waze team is being merged into the Google Maps organization. Google intends to consolidate the group chipping away at the planning administration Waze with the gathering supervising the organization’s Guides item.
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About Google Maps and Waze maerging
Over 500 Waze employees will join the Geo division, which has been separate from Google since its acquisition in 2013 and has maintained its own culture. Waze has an Android Auto experience, but we are still waiting for it to support the split-screen redesign.
On the other hand, it just announced an Android Automotive app that will be available to more people next year. In the meantime, for in-app audio controls, Google services like YouTube Music integrate with Waze.
The same organization will manage Google Maps, Street View, Earth, and Waze. They trying to reduce the amount of overlap in mapping-related tasks.
Waze will no longer have its own CEO, but there will be no layoffs planned. Tech companies are looking for ways to cut costs in light of the current economic climate. Most notably, Google has been focusing on voice enhancements by streamlining Assistant experiences.
The application will remain distinct from Google Maps and the company “remains deeply committed to Waze’s unique brand.
Google said it planned to maintain Waze as a stand-alone service and didn’t plan to conduct any layoffs as part of the reorganization.
Compared to Google Maps, Waze places a greater emphasis on crowdsourced mapping conditions and is less of a directory.
Lastly, the separation benefits drivers,151 million monthly active users, and makes using Waze much simpler and faster.
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