Waze, an Israeli mobile satellite navigation application, has revolutionized driving.
(photo credit: REUTERS/NIR ELIAS)
It's a sign of the times. You can fight it, you can avoid it, you can convince yourself you don’t need it, but a year into our journey as olim hadashim (new immigrants), there is no doubt that technology has helped soften our landing. These are some of the apps we’ve been using as we acclimatize to a new country.Waze: Waze is your friend. Being an Israeli product, it’s probably more like a best friend here. This app has helped direct me – and then redirect me – to places near and far. In fairness, I was an avid Waze user while driving in South Africa too, but when you are adapting to travel on the “wrong” side of the road, having an app to guide you in the right direction is almost a necessity. It also calculates your exact expected arrival time – a win for all meticulous time-keepers!