RallyChris wrote:Traffic detection, I'm not sure where that is determined, so you might be correct here.
Traffic jams are based on the road that you are snapped to when you are driving. So if you are snapped to the incorrect road, a jam could be created, cleared, or updated.
As stated above, Waze will sometimes keep you snapped to the road on your original route vs. updating to a parallel road when you deviate. The same issue occurs with carpool lanes that are adjacent to highways.
Basically there is little we as Wazers can do about the inaccurate snap-to. Waze would need to make a client side coding change to adjust this.
As a workaround, in some cases, if you end the route the Waze client will then see you on the correct road, then you can start the route again. Yes, you should not have to do this and it's a pain...
Nearly all GPS navigation applications have similar issues due to the GPS accuracy and application snap-to behavior. This problem is not unique to Waze.