The sobriety of Google Maps or the Waze collaborative system: which do you prefer?
Of course this question fits in the context of a navigation system used inside a car. Considering this, I first decided to do an informal survey with Uber drivers to find out which online map they liked best. Of the 12 interviewed during the course, Waze won the day off: nine to three.
Uber drivers opine
When I asked the reason for the preference, those who liked Waze more listed two reasons: 1 – they were already used to the tool, because they used it before, as ordinary drivers; 2 Waze route view better than Google Maps. The color of the routes, they say, helps you better understand the route.
In the case of Google Maps preference (Uber pros can opt for it or Waze when they start working for the company), the drivers who used it listed two reasons: 1 – Google's most stable tool than Waze of guiding the path, it falls much less and very rare that it puts the driver in the so-called wrong paths; Its more sober look, without that bunch of colorful Waze emoticons, makes the map easier to use.
Incidentally, these mistakes I mentioned above are the main complaints of Uber drivers.
Other things that bothered me about Waze: Too many collaborative tools can sometimes get in the way of helping the driver, as they can distract you. In addition, there are various invasive advertisements, for example asking you to download apps. And yes, the colorful and funny cones get tired. But this is Rui with the soul of an old man speaking.
Google Maps drew my attention for sobriety. Even when used to drive the driver from point A to point B, their look does not change much. It shows the most relevant information to the user, such as the situation of the traffic on the routes he passes, the estimated time to reach the destination and allows searching for surrounding establishments (gas stations, restaurants, supermarkets and other searchable locations). via voice).
To top it off, Maps is still integrated with Waze (which is also from Google) and already shows several user-created alerts in the latter. And yes, it goes out of breath less than Waze and recalculates the route faster.
And in the end, which geolocation service did I like the most?
As much as Waze's collaborative tools have impressed me, I am a fan of minimalism. So I liked the style and usability of Google Maps better. It counted precious points that Maps recalculated the route faster and had more stability, not coming out of the air as often as your colleague. Not surprisingly, Android Auto brings Google Maps as its official map service.
Google Maps is the winner for best performing the basic functions of a geolocation service
But I completely understand who likes Waze and he's on the right track: his most immersive and enjoyable map, fully customizable, collaborative tools break a huge branch and his integration with Facebook is very interesting.
And which geolocation service do you prefer when driving? Give your opinion!
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