That was the case the last time I real world tested it. However that was 6+ months ago. A more thorough test needs to be conducted, but can't until map updates start happening faster than once a week.Mike-1323 wrote:bgodette wrote: So far Waze has only confirmed Parking Lot as having Map Problem and Jam suppression properties, in addition Parking Lot landmarks do the same thing.
So . . . a parking lot landmark will eliminate phantom traffic jams on adjacent streets? I mean, if your gps puts you inside a parking lot landmark the client won't lock you onto the nearest road? Is that confirmed, 'cause that would be awesome!
The test would be to replace a segment of actual street with a new segment so that it only has new drives, wait for map update, create parking lot landmark, wait for map update. Then before driving out to sit in the parking lot for 15-20 minutes, check the 24h average speed in Cartouche, go sit in lot, see if jam appears (shouldn't), then after returning home and after the drive has been analyzed, check the 24h average speed in Cartouche again. Hopefully the 24h average doesn't get impacted, if it does that will need to be fixed by Waze.
And since I brought up Drive Analysis, Waze needs to update the average speed analysis part to exclude the first and last segments a Drive starts/stops on for average speeds (it's already ignored for GPS tracks). I've noticed that segments that I stop and start Waze on regularly, that are through streets, are now approaching or are at 1mph for transit speed.
Which brings up another issue; shutting off Waze does not appear to suppress automatic Jam detection. The backend apparently just sees that as a connectivity issue, instead of a shutdown, and thinks you're just not moving. This may be recent and part of the cause for the Ghost Jams.