Another Waze Navigation Feature Seems to Be Broken Down All of a Sudden

If you’re using Waze, and there’s a big chance that you do given how popular this app currently is, you probably noticed that lately, the experience with the app has been inconsistent, to say the least.
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After many complained of Waze failing to provide them with visual or audio alerts when approaching the location of some reports such as speed tracks, others are now claiming that the app issues inaccurate “leave by” notifications all of a sudden.

This feature allows drivers to set up scheduled drives and enables Waze to run in the background and provide them with a “leave by” notification in order to be there on time. In other words, it’s pretty much the most convenient way to always make sure you’re not late to an appointment.

But lately, some have discovered that the notifications Waze offers as part of this feature aren’t really accurate.

I have been getting my ‘leave by’ notifications with the wrong time showing lately. For example today I have to be somewhere by 12:06 pm. It's in my Google calendar. Around 10:25am I get a notification that says ‘Plan to leave by 3:42 PM for ‘name of event’. Expect a 18 min drive.’ Seems pretty far off to me,” someone explains on reddit.

Several other users have also confirmed a similar behavior after the latest Waze updates.

While at this point it’s not exactly clear what’s causing this problem, it looks like the Waze team is already aware of these inaccurate notifications and a fix is already in the works. The wrong timing information of the Waze notifications seem to be triggered by the time zone, as the app suddenly uses UTC times for no clear reason.

A full fix to bring things back to normal for everybody using Waze is projected to land by the end of June, so it’ll take just a few more weeks until the fix goes live.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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