Waze: 2021 Retrospective Shows Most Popular Cities and Destinations

Waze: The urban mobility platform Waze released a 2021 retrospective based on data, habits and behaviors of drivers using the app for navigation. Based on a survey, the company gathered facts about the use of the platform in Brazil. Eleven thousand adults were interviewed in eight countries between October 27 and November 9, 2021, crossing the information with navigation data extracted between January and November 2021.

One of the highlights is that the mileage in 2021 was higher than in 2019 in several cities, including Rio de Janeiro (14% more), São Paulo (13%), Curitiba (30%), Fortaleza (53%), and Vitoria (96%).

Champion cities and destinations

Among the cities that have recorded the most trips or have drivers who waze, there are several capitals:

Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Belo Horizonte

Waze also brought together the reasons that led most Brazilians to leave home this year, still with the pandemic, but with advances in vaccination and fewer and fewer restrictions. In this case, multiple options could be selected.

Go shopping – 68%
Get to work – 61%
Visiting the family – 53%
Visiting friends – 43%
In more specific data, the most common destinations were as follows:

Petrol station
Hotels and Inns
metro and train stations
Parking and mechanical workshops
Factories and industries
Bus stop
The platform also separated information about when drivers stop to refuel their cars.

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