therubinator wrote:kentsmith9 wrote:1. Does the group generally agree with the philosophy of the statement that Waze should give the best route and let the user decide if it is legal?
Waze preferably wouldn't direct you into a gaping canyon based on incomplete map information, and shouldn't direct you the wrong way down a one-way street. So why should it direct you into a turn that is illegal 50% of the day and 100% during rush hour?
Huh? Waze will route you many many crazy ways based on incomplete map information. This is certainly true with one way streets. If the one way direction changes during the day then waze will route you the wrong way on the one way street.
I don't advocate setting turns as open if they are illegal for 50% of the day and 100% during rush hour. However, the argument, as I see it, for leaving them open (say if they are illegal only during one rush) is that it is much easier to determine what the waze route is taking into account if it is left open. In other words, you can make the determination on your own that waze is routing through an illegal turn and ask for alternative routes. There is no way to look at route that doesn't go through a legal turn and determine whether the route that goes through the turn is actually currently faster. I'm not saying that this reason is stronger than the reasons for restricting the turns. I'm just pointing out that a reason does exist.