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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:55 am

deeggo wrote:A funny one I found today:
Problem: Kerstmis
Reported on: yesterday

Kerstmis means Christman. Yeah I could see how that'd become problematic in July.


My guess: user tried to report "kermis" (fancy fair) as a reason for a closure but the autocorrection got it wrong. And who is Christman? :-)
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:53 am

"Driving dire-HIPS!-xiuns-COUGH!SNEEZE!"

Voicerecognition tried hard.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:46 pm

pjlasl wrote:Problem: stopped train

User performed a U-Turn and went on his/her way. I guess Waze needs to keep train schedules and route accordingly :lol:


At your service! http://moovitapp.com (but maybe not the way you expected it - check "About us")
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:21 am

bgodette wrote:If you use an iDevice it'll use Apple Maps, otherwise you get redirected to Google Maps. They didn't want anyone other than their inmates to see the disaster that was/is Apple Maps :oops:


Definitely not.
On my iDevices I get redirected to the iTunes-page advertising googlemaps. I have googlemaps installed, but it isn't launched.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:27 pm

Case of "jolly speechrecognition" again - should have been "turn", but whatever dialect was used didn't make it sound like that...
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:01 pm

I found that pressing the earphone-jack hard enough to the tube it will fit in without adapter. Just try it yourself and save that $0.99!
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:22 pm

In the end, making U-turns is a balance between personal taste, turning-radius of the vehicle and properties on the map. (30 ton truck - check. Prefer no U-turns at all - check)
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Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:31 am

jasonh300 wrote:
fvwazing wrote:In the end, making U-turns is a balance between personal taste, turning-radius of the vehicle and properties on the map. (30 ton truck - check. Prefer no U-turns at all - check)


The issue isn't with U-turns in this case...it's the issue with waze routing people down dead-ends to make a U-turn at the end of the dead end, which could be a mile from where they turned off. If it would just say "Make a U-turn", things would be much better.


I was referring to the different types of U-turns, like (extreme narrow)single-node, #-crossing (less narrow or quite wide) or around the block. Going into a dead-end street (or making /any/ detour) just to make an extreme narrow U-turn at the endnode (announced or not) is at the extreme end of that spectrum.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:24 pm

For those spots where sunglare can happen - it is a combination of weather (clear sky) and angle/position of the sun. Both can be known from sources or calculation, and if the conditions are right for a spot, an alarm could be triggered. But... given Waze's record of not getting the automatic day/night switching right I wouldn't try to depend on it :D .

Winter-conditions are another tale: they could be known from weather-sources, the day that it starts snowing Waze could learn from observation what happens to the traveltimes and next year, as soon as weather-sources say it will snow - Waze could adjust traveltimes/give extra timepenalties to those streets that apparently are not cleared from snow etc. Also a nice idea but it will only add to the precision of routing on 5 or 10 days per year in those areas where snowfall is a problem. Count in some extra time for the Israelis to debug this!

To sum it all up: these are very much niche-wishes that do not influence commuting by 99% of the population. Do not expect the trouble of developing this to get justified anytime soon.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby fvwazing » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Please... Don't...
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