Joining Our Waze Carpool Group

November 7, 2019

Hi Irvine Spectrum area commuters!

Now that we've gone over how to Request a Ride or Offer one, let's talk a little more about joining our Spectrumotion Waze Carpool Group.

Our group only allows other Irvine Spectrum area employees, residents and students in. The other commuters in this group are going to the same place you are!

Let's get you in our group!

Spectrumotion Waze Carpool Group

First, open this link with your phone:


Then, choose which of the options below applies to you and follow the screenshots to join the Spectrumotion Waze Carpool group.

Or use this QR Code:

Spectrumotion's Waze Carpool QR Code

I want to be a driver. I already have the Waze app.

I want to be a driver, but I don't have the Waze app yet.

I want to be a rider. I already have the Waze Carpool app.

I want to be a rider, but I don't have the Waze Carpool app yet.

That's it, you're in! You can now search the group and message anyone that looks like they might be a good fit for your commute.

A Couple of Tips:

  • If you don’t see an ideal match, check back soon! More commuters are joining every day!
  • Go to Settings –> Schedule ->Availability to apply your hours to all days you work.
  • Don’t forget to use our Emergency Ride Home Program if you carpool to work, but need to get home in a pinch.

PLUS: If you are new to carpooling in general. You can get a $100 Carpool Gas Card from Spectrumotion when you start carpooling!

How Waze Carpool Splits the Cost of Commuting:

Ride prices are calculated by the shared miles between all of the riders in the car, just like a normal carpool. Rides can cost up to 58 cents per mile – the standard IRS mileage deduction – with a maximum of $25 per trip. Drivers are limited to two money-making trips a day. So unlike Uber and Lyft it is not a way to make money, but to reduce traffic and the cost of your commute by carpooling!

Want to learn more? Waze Support has lots of information for you to look through.

More About Waze Carpool