Google’s own navigation app Waze announced today that it is extending level crossing warnings to more countries, including the UK, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Mexico and others The edge. The security feature was quietly rolled out in the US, Canada and Belgium earlier this year.
Enabled by default, warnings will be displayed in the Waze app when a driver approaches a level crossing on a street. The function can be deactivated in the Waze in-app settings under Map display> Reports> Level crossing> Notification while driving.
Waze is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
In related news, Google Maps will be making a return to Apple Watch in the coming weeks. The app supports estimated arrival times and step-by-step instructions on the Apple Watch when using saved destinations such as Work or Home. For other destinations, navigation must be started on the iPhone. The instructions are then recorded by the “Apple Watch”.