Waze announces RFID updates on the app for better navigation

Waze encourages users to update local passes on the app for more convenient trips


Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, has recently announced RFID updates on the app to help provide better routes for users. This latest update is made possible thanks to the dedicated and passionate volunteer Waze Community Map Editors who ensure the map is always correct and updated accordingly to reflect changes on the roads.

As part of the efforts in fighting COVID-19, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently mandated toll road operators to implement a cashless and contactless payment scheme. Motorists are now required to have radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers installed on their vehicles. The new Waze feature allows drivers with an RFID sticker to add their local passes such as AutoSweep and EasyTrip on the app by adding it on the Toll and HOV passes settings. It will also route them to toll roads that are accessible to their registered passes.

To enable HOV and Toll road routing:

  1. Tap Search , then Settings
  2. Tap Toll & HOV passes.
  3. Add which local passes you have.

RFID notification badge

An RFID notification badge will pop-up on the app ahead of a drive to encourage users to update their passes settings and add in their RFID badges, if they already have one. If the driver opted out, the app will then direct them to routes that will avoid tollways.

Waze continues to help Filipinos whether on or off the road. Drivers are highly encouraged to take precautions, follow local guidelines, and report real-time accidents, hazards, blocked roads, weather conditions and more that will help fellow Wazers safely reach their destinations.

This feature is available on Android and iOS. For more information visit Waze.com.


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