bgodette wrote:It seems that Waze just begins to be useful for visually looking at traffic conditions at around 100-150 "near you now" Wazers. Useful automatic traffic avoidance seems to start kicking in around 300-350. From this I would say that critical mass for really working well at rerouting is around 600-700.
Places like SF and LA *should* be outstanding if it weren't for their non-freeway maps being in such bad shape.
Although there is also the factor of how large the metro area is, how many roads there are with frequent traffic, etc.
And as we know areas with HOV/carpool lanes are highly problematic for proper jam reporting since the Waze can be snapped to the incorrect lane (freeway vs. HOV). (LA and Orange County have many)
I still can't understand why the number of active Wazers does not correspond more closely with the number of editors. LA and Orange county seem to be in dire need or more active map editors.