gettingthere wrote:So now I really want to know if this is still the fastest way so I click on Alternative Routes. The route preview graphics don't look to be correct, but ok, Waze says that that is not fixed yet - so I am ignoring the graphic. But what do you know, I am on route option 1. ETA is now showing at 7:47am (current time 7:30am + 17 minutes = 7:47am). Again, why isn't this showing 7:52am??
I can repeat this problem. Whenever I pull up alternative routes they all always
* show a time that is less that the travel time shown for my current route to the same destination. At the begining of my commute they can be 10-15 minutes less. Even when I'm a few blocks from my destination and waze says I should arrive in 4 min, if I ask for alternative routes, I only get one route, but it says 3 min. This is a consistent problem at least for my last day of driving.
* The only caveat is that I have not selected one of the alternates and then imediately asked for alternates again. As I'm driving the ETA slowly creeps later. If I then ask for alternates, they will all give a shorter drive time than the current drive time shown on the map.
As for the routing not taking into account the time of day at all. I will also say that whenever I ask for directions from Annapolis, MD to Washington, DC on the live map I get routes that give a drive time between 47 and 55 mins regardless of the time of day. The big problem with my testing is that I am on the road from 7:30 to 9:00 am when the trip takes longer, so I can't really test the live map then.