Waze: keep your kids busy in the car with the voices of the Paw Patrol
Waze is getting a new feature that just might save your summer. The mapping service knows how taxing it can be to make long trips with your children on board. To avoid a nervous breakdown, Waze now incorporates the voices of Paw Patrol, a famous cartoon adored by the little ones.
When you’re a mapping service like Waze, you have to constantly renew yourself to hope to remain competitive against the juggernaut represented by Google Maps. In fact, the application has received many new features in recent years, such as the display of toll prices, the availability of Google Assistant in French, or the ability to plan a route on a PC and find it on smartphone.
However, on this Thursday, August 19, 2021, Waze is thinking of parents who will have to take the road to vacation (or home) at the end of the summer period. Developers know that these long journeys can be taxing, for parents and children alike. So to avoid a nervous breakdown or the unfortunate forgetfulness of a little monster on a motorway rest area, Waze announces the integration of the voices of the Paw Patrol on its application.
Waze saves your ride with the voices of the Paw Patrol
Once the Paw Patrol experience is activated, all voice instructions (route, traffic alerts, etc.) will be given by Ryder, the hero of the series, but also Skye, Marshall and Chase. It will also be possible to change the icon of your vehicle on the map, by choosing for example the plane of Stella, the fire truck of Marcus or the police car of Chase. Personally, we prefer to keep the Batmobile.
Just to clarify, this icon will also be visible to all other members of the Waze community. If you report an accident, slowdown, or roadwork on the map, you will spawn with one of the Paw Patrol devices. Last thing, Paw Patrol voices will be available for a limited time on Waze, without further details from the developers. Finally, and this is probably the most annoying point, the voices are only offered in English. This may be an opportunity for your children to start practicing Shakespeare’s language in the car.