Mothers are the real MVPs, bona fide warriors who will stop at nothing to keep us out of harm’s way. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to return the favour. Empower the most important woman in your life with these nifty driving hacks from Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, which will sure to take the stress out of her daily routine on the road.


Tip #1: My Voice Is Your Command, ‘Nay

What better way to tell Nanays ‘I love you!’ then to record your own Waze navigation voice to guide her on the road. To enable voice customisation on Waze, head on over to Advanced Settings > Sound & Voice > Voice Directions. No worries, Waze will guide you through the recording process to ensure that the directions she receives will remain clear and accurate. Once recorded, your custom Waze voice pack can also be easily shared with the rest of your family. Who wouldn’t want that?


Tip #2: New Waze to Drive

Planning an upcoming road trip, or just looking to stay ahead of the rush hour? Never miss an important family appointment with the Waze ‘Planned Drives’. This feature will help ‘Nay plan her upcoming trips: She’ll know exactly when to leave, and if she’s a lady who lives by her calendar, then she can sync with business meetings and Facebook events.


Tip #3: ‘Nay’s Trusted Co-pilot

Waze is more than just for navigating traffic, it’s also a trusted co-pilot for every essential pit stop while driving. Take the ‘Gas Stations & Prices’ feature for instance: choose her preferred petrol type and station, and Waze will show price updates and station locations along her driving route. Our Nanays are master multitaskers, juggling work with many other household responsibilities. Whether it’s stocking up on groceries or finding the nearest hospitals during emergencies, Waze has got her back by recommending those nearest at any given location, including available parking lots.


Tip #4: Family-friendly Driving

‘Wer na you, ’Nay?’ Instead of calling her endlessly to check up on her, encourage Nanay to use Waze’s ‘Send ETA’ feature. Running late or unsure of the arrival time? Tap ‘Send ETA’ at the bottom of the Waze map to let family members follow her drive in real-time via text or WhatsApp, so you’ll never have to worry. You can also send the same to her, so she’ll know when to expect you.

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