Google launches Uber rival that gets passengers to pay for your commute

Google has launched a carpooling service in its maps app Waze in a move that puts the search giant in direct competition with Uber.

Designed “to connect Waze users that need a ride with Waze users headed in the same direction”, the new carpooling feature is part of a separate app called Waze Carpool.

Unlike Uber, the carpooling service limits drivers to two rides a day and designates that journeys won’t involve multiple stops. It also only requires riders to reimburse drivers a minimal amount for the cost of fuel and wear and tear on the car.

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