You can now ask Waze for directions using your voice

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To turn on routing for motorcycles, select "Settings", and tap "Motorcycles" under Vehicle Type. You can start navigation, send a report, add a stop, and more all by voice.

Do you prefer rolling on two wheels instead of four?

Now, if you allow Waze to access your device's microphone from within the settings menu, the entire navigation can be carried out hands-free by using the "OK, Waze" command.

Given that Waze's routing recommendations are based on routes from other users, it seems like the flawless navigation app to highlight the differences between auto and motorcycle travel.

Google's Waze goes hands-free with new voice command and gets motorcycle mode for tailored navigation
Massive Waze Update Brings 'OK Waze' Voice Command, Motorcycle Vehicle Option, and HOV Lane Support

Waze has begun the release of one of its biggest updates to its eponymous Android and iOS app, including support for routes for motorbikes, and a new voice interaction model.

First up is motorcycle mode, a feature that has been frequently requested by users in the past and which will give riders tailored routes and arrival times based on their chosen mode of transport. Not only is it convenient, it's safer, allowing you to stay focused on the road ahead.

Ahead of millions of people hitting the roads over Christmas, Waze launches a new bundle of features to make journeys more bearable over the festive period and beyond.

In addition to the real-time road updates and alerts, Wazers riding in motorcycle mode will be directed on routes optimized for motorcyclists based on where fellow Wazers-on-wheels are riding and the more you ride in the motorcycle setting, the smarter the routing will become. Waze promised to roll it out to more languages in the near future. If you're driving a fuel-efficient auto, go to Settings, tap Navigation, and select Vehicle Type.

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"Whether you're riding with one passenger or more; in a hybrid, electric, or clean-fuel vehicle; with a special pass; or a combination of all of the above, Waze will determine your optimal route".

The Waze voice commands are already available in English for users in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

In Canada, HOV lane support is only available in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, while 22 markets in the US gain support for this too.

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