Traffic sucks. It makes driving frustratingly unpredictable, but a new feature in the Waze app aims to kill all that guesswork. It's called Planned Drives. Plug in the time and date of your event — that big job interview you have in the city — and Waze tells you the best time to leave your house. As the day of the event nears, the app will tweak the suggested departure time as needed based on road conditions. You an also geek out with graphs that show peak traffic hours for various roads or highways.
The new feature is handy, but it's only available for iOS. Still, there's some handy social integration. Grant Waze access to your Facebook Events or your Calendar, and those appointments automatically become Planned Drives.
Top image: Waze blog