Waze remains a strong alternative to Google Maps, despite now being owned by the same company. But you’d expect that there’s some parity between the two, considering that fact. While the latter has had lane guidance for the longest time, it remains an oft-requested feature for the former. But it looks like it may finally be happening.
Israeli site Geektime reports that Waze is finally testing lane guidance in the region. It works quite similarly to the feature found in Google Maps. But unlike the latter’s implementation, where they just show up, there’s a nice animation going on to make it obvious, diverting your attention there.
The guidance will only appear at set distances away from a junction, though. This is set at 500m before a junction in city roads, and 1km on highways. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like there will be any lane guidance for roundabouts just yet.
Lane guidance will begin rolling out on the Waze beta channel in Israel in the coming days. For now, there’s no word on when the feature will be released to the international public. Here’s hoping that the feature makes it to the general public at the end of the Movement Control Order (MCO).