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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby meb001 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:20 pm

RED666DEVIL wrote:круто...я так рад


What did you say???
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby RED666DEVIL » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:36 pm

круто...я так рад
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby jstahnke10 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:12 am

Awesome! Sounds like good things to come!
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby jarocks » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:55 pm

So Waze will soon be going the way of Gizmo5, Google Reader, Tweetdeck, etc.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby deeggo » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:59 am

sketch wrote:Agreed. Waze giving you a different route when you can clearly see on the map that there is "no traffic" on your usual route is no way to build trust. At a minimum, Waze should at least passively show you why you're taking the other way home.

+1 well put. In recent times I have frequently ignored Waze's route, cause a visual check showed there was no traffic on the other route, ending up stuck in traffic. It's that stupid thing about humans, they like to think for themselves.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby sketch » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 pm

iainhouse wrote:There are differing opinions over which method of highlighting is better. In my opinion, Google's highlighting is better if you want to look at the map & navigate yourself. Waze's is better if you're going to trust Waze to do the routing. If you hit a delay and nothing is highlighted, you can assume that this delay is normal for the time of day and hope that Waze has correctly taken account of it. :lol:

Agreed. Waze giving you a different route when you can clearly see on the map that there is "no traffic" on your usual route is no way to build trust. At a minimum, Waze should at least passively show you why you're taking the other way home.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby slandrum » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:20 pm

Waze's traffic highlighting is currently broken.

If you report any hazard on the road you are driving on, you will usually get an immediate color update for the segment you are on (and sometimes for several segments near you).
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby iainhouse » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Waze displays traffic differently from Google. With Google, you see traffic marked when there are a lot of cars or when they're running slowly.

With Waze, you see traffic marked when traffic is moving slower than usual for that time of day. If, as you say, this location is well known for traffic delays at that time of day, then Waze will only highlight it on the map if it's considerably worse than usual. Also, if a Waze user reports a traffic jam, that will trigger highlighting to show up.

Note that the highlighting is a visual thing only. Waze calculates routes based on the current (historical if no current data) traffic speeds of the segments, regardless of highlighting.

As an example, in my daily commute, I use a small street to access a major dual carriageway. There is always a 5-minute delay waiting to turn onto the dual carriageway, but that is less than the delay of negotiating small streets to the next junction where the turning is just as difficult. Waze only ever highlights my small street if the delay is far worse than the normal 5 minutes.

There are differing opinions over which method of highlighting is better. In my opinion, Google's highlighting is better if you want to look at the map & navigate yourself. Waze's is better if you're going to trust Waze to do the routing. If you hit a delay and nothing is highlighted, you can assume that this delay is normal for the time of day and hope that Waze has correctly taken account of it. :lol:
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby somewherez » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Hmm just did a spot check, early afternoon well known trouble spot Twin Bridges roundabout Bracknell Berks.

Google Maps with traffic - major tailbacks on 3 of the roads entering this roundabout.

Waze Map - Nothing happening at all.

So, Google maps have a massive advantage in having ALL the realtime traffic movement.
Waze must be relying on Waze users only, and no Waze users happen to be using their app near Twin Bridges Bracknell.
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Re: Waze joins Google

Postby somewherez » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:47 am

Google in UK uses Highway Agency data
http://www.itpro.co.uk/607479/google-ge ... ays-agency

UK Highway agency uses mobile network data
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/25 ... _tracking/

TomTom has used anonymised tracking info from the mobile operators for a long time - every phone is tracked based on tower triangulation and movement interpolation (rather than using the phone's GPS which would require the phone owner to enable it)
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