Waze is currently one of the best navigation apps out there, and in the world of Android Auto, many people use it alongside Google Maps every time they get behind the wheel.
Since it is a Google-owned app, you would normally expect Waze to work well with Android Auto because, you know, a Google app running on another Google app looks like a match made in heaven.
However, this is not necessarily the case, and there is a bug mentioned On Google Forums earlier this week it is the living proof in this regard.
While the whole thing doesn’t seem very popular, thank God for that, someone reported that Waze had stopped working just a few meters after launching the app and starting driving. In other words, they connect the smartphone to the car, Android Auto appears on the main unit, the app starts and then Waze works, and after about 100 meters, the error occurs. Waze has stopped working suddenly, and it is believed that it is no longer receiving GPS data.
On the other hand, Google Maps works well, meaning that the problem does not affect the phone itself, since GPS information is still available, but Waze and / or Android Auto.
The good news is that a member of the Android Auto team has already responded in the linked thread and the issue is being investigated by the developer group. But on the other hand, this clearly cannot be taken as a guarantee for the fix release, especially because at this point, the whole thing appears to be an isolated problem.
There have been similar issues a while ago, but in almost all cases, GPS problems have been caused by the phone, which means that other apps have also been crashing. The defect is different this time around, so it will be interesting to see if others are also affected and how quickly the supposed fix is.