New Navigation App for Android Auto Comes as an Alternative to Waze

Bill Mount

This is actually the engine that’s powering Waze and which allows the app to notify drivers of traffic jams, accidents, speed traps, and other things they need to be aware of when setting up a route. But Waze isn’t the only app of its kind, as Flitsmeister is an application […]

This is actually the engine that’s powering Waze and which allows the app to notify drivers of traffic jams, accidents, speed traps, and other things they need to be aware of when setting up a route.

But Waze isn’t the only app of its kind, as Flitsmeister is an application providing similar capabilities for Android, iPhone, and CarPlay users. And starting soon, for Android Auto users too.

Flitsmeister also provides drivers with warnings about speed cameras, speed check zones, traffic jams, accidents, roadworks, and others, though it’s not as international as Waze. At this point, Flitsmeister is focused on large European countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, where the app already has over 1.7 million active users.

The parent company has recently announced an Android Auto version of Flitsmeister too, and while a beta was published earlier this week, it was pulled shortly after that because of various glitches. However, the same preview should go live rather sooner than later after these problems are resolved.

In the meantime, a video and screenshots published by the dev team show Flitsmeister will land on Android Auto with the same feature lineup that sets it apart from the rest of the crowd, including accurate navigation for the entire Europe. You can thus use Flitsmeister just like Waze, as long as you live on the Old Continent.

Flitsmeister isn’t the only new navigation app coming to Android Auto, as several other large companies, including Sygic, announced plans to bring their software to the car experience. No ETA has been provided as to when Sygic could launch on Android Auto either.

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