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Google Maps vs Waze vs Apple Maps – Who wins? – CNBC (subscription)

A real life test was carried out to assess the usability of three phone-based navigation systems: Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps. The results of this particular test were that Google Maps was the best, with Waze coming in a close second. Although, Waze contributed particular fun facts that added benefits to the consumers experience. These fun facts from Waze were based on holiday information from last year so that the driver can make the best decisions from an estimation of what traffic many be and the best time to travel due to holiday/weekend information.

Key Takeaways:

  • We now rely so much on phone-based navigation apps to get us where we’re going that long gone is the world of paper maps
  • We wanted to see which map would give the fastest route
  • In the end, we found that Google Maps was the most accurate predictor based on our driving, closely followed by Waze

“We now rely so much on phone-based navigation apps to get us where we’re going that long gone is the world of paper maps.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/30/testing-google-maps-vs-waze-vs-apple-maps-for-the-fourth-of-july-weekend.html