This GPS-Navigation App Alerts Drivers When They Go Beyond the Speed Limit

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 29, 2016
References: blog.waze & theverge
Popular GPS-navigation app 'Waze' recently rolled out a new feature that alerts drivers when they go beyond the speed limit. When driving on unfamiliar roads, users can end up breaching the posted speed limit without knowing they are doing so. This app provides subtle alerts that help drivers ensure they are driving at a legal speed.

The new feature works by monitoring the driver's speed as they navigate. If the driver goes beyond the speed limit, the app will display a small warning symbol in the corner of the user's screen. These warnings can be customized to appear when the driver is travelling five, 10 or 15 percent above the posted limit. For those who need a more obvious warning, there is also an audio option available.