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Revision as of 11:36, 31 January 2013
Waze includes a feature to track the locations of fuel (gas, diesel, petrol, etc.) stations and the current prices at those stations. Drivers can use the Waze app to search for their favorite brand of fuel or the best prices nearest their current location. Wazers who want to get extra points and help their fellow Wazers can enter the current price of local stations while they fill up or are stopped at a light near one.
Search for a station
To search for fuel stations near you click on Menu >> Navigate
Now choose Categories:
And select Gas Station from the list:
Here you'll see all stations near you sorted by price. You can choose a different sort order from the settings menu.
Please note that you can choose to view stations from different search providers, but you won't see the prices. The prices for stations are available on Waze search provider only!
You also can click on map to view the fuel stations around you:
Once you have selected the desired station you'll see the preview window:
At the Location tab you can:
- View the station on the map.
- See the phone number.
- Press More to 1) Add a stop point (see how to add a stop point), 2) Set as start point, 3) Show on map, and 4) Share the location.
- Add the place to favorites.
- Press Go to navigate to the station.
The Info tab shows more about the station including the phone number, a photo of the station, prices, and when the prices were last updated.
At the Specials tab you can check for any coupons or discounts for that station.
When you're in or very near a fuel station you can update the fuel price.
Click on Report
Choose Gas Prices
Choose the station from the list:
Here you'll see the prices for each grade of fuel:
Note: Waze only tracks a single price for each fuel grade. If a station offers a different price for cash or credit, the credit price is the recommended one to enter. The reason is for consistency among all Wazers and most people know the credit price is higher by a typical amount (when not the same as cash). In addition, the 3rd-Party pricing that Waze gets for some stations is the credit price. Entering the cash price only creates an inconsistency.
If the prices are correct, press Yes and the date will be updated to today as the most recent price check date. If any of them are wrong, press No to begin updating the prices.
To update a price just tap on the current price and update the price. If that grade of fuel is not available at that station, press the Not Available button. If the current price is accurate for that grade, press Next to keep the current price and move to the next grade.
Click Send to save the update.
Currently saving the prices for a station provides the Wazer 8 points.
Station Settings (preferred station, gas type, sort by)
You can choose to view only preferred gas stations, preferred gas types, and have them sorted.
- Open the Menu and choose Settings:
In the settings menu scroll down and choose Gas stations:
Choose Preferred station:
Here you can choose to show All stations or only one:
Choose the price of the gas type that you want to see when searching for a station:
Here you will see the price of the selected gas type:
Choose how you want to view the search results of the gas stations:
- Sort by Price
- Sort by Distance
- Sort by Brand
Add a station (currently applies only for world server)
This section is currently only applicable to the World Server and not the North American server. It is planned for the North American server in the near future. 1. To add a new gas station to the map, first view the basic map editing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVksbb1Z4SQ
2. Login to the editor: http://world.waze.com/editor.
3. Locate the place of the gas station on the map:
4. Choose to add a new Gas station (click on the + icon and choose Gas station):
5. Draw the landmark, then click on it:
6. Now from the properties menu on the left side choose gas station as the type of the landmark, you can then define the rest of its properties, such as brand name and address.
7. Click on Save.
7. Now you can view the gas station on your phone, just go to "Categories" in the navigation screen and select "Gas Stations":
Please note: gas stations will not be Immediately available everywhere in clients. We're going to start rolling out the gas stations feature in the client country by country. As soon as we see (based your feedback) that we have enough stations to launch with in a given country, we'll release it there. It's hard to say exactly how many stations we need in each country to be ready there. If any of you know how many gas stations there are in your country - please let us know, this will allow us to estimate the percentage of stations we have.
In some countries, you’ll see that the editor is missing a list of local gas brands. Not to worry though. Just go to our Support Page and contact us via "Quick help" -> "Ask agent by email". Send us a message containing the missing gas brand and the country in which it should be added and we'll add it to the drop down menu in the editor as soon as we can.
Remove a station
Currently only the World Server provides direct access to remove stations. From the Waze Map Editor enable Landmarks to see the outline of the station. Delete the landmark and save the changes.
For the North American server, until the Waze Map Editor can directly access the gas stations, the best way to indicate a station is closed is to use the Waze client app. Drive to the location of the station and use the option to update the fuel prices outlined above. For each fuel type use the "Not Available" option and save the changes. This will prevent the station from being displayed in the client app until it can be removed completely.
Gas Station Feature - Countries
The following countries currently are able to use the gas price feature on Waze. If your country does not yet have this feature, you can help the process by adding missing stations on our Map Editor or editing the existing ones. Once we have enough data in any given country, gas prices will be available there too.
|Country||Status (enabling the Gas Station feature)||% of marked Gas station updated 5/9/12||Source|