Don’t want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities.


Google-owned Waze wants to dominate the ride-hailing market. Thanks to the allegations of sexual harassment rocking top competitor Uber, it may actually stand a chance.

With timing that may or may not be coincidental, Chief Wazer Noam Bardin announced that his company plans to radically expand its carpool service, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Initially launched in the U.S. last year, Waze Carpool in many ways functions similar to Uber: it matches drivers with riders and compensates those behind the wheel.

According to Bardin, over the next several months the service will expand beyond San Francisco and Israel to several currently unnamed U.S. cities, as well as parts of Latin America. Unlike Uber, Waze charges riders a flat $.54 per-mile fee and doesn’t aim to replace taxis. Instead, the company relies on people already driving somewhere being willing to pick up and drop off a stranger along the way. …

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