Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

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Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby shirlig » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:03 am

Hi guys,

We have just removed from the map all the speed cameras in Denmark, Switzerland and Germany due to it being illegal in these countries.

we are examining ways to make Waze compliant with French law as well

Thanks,

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby argus-cronos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:08 am

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby davipt » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:27 am

I've always been curious how could waze have kept the cameras in Germany when everybody there knows it's illegal to even have software to inform about cameras installed. I almost had my scary moment when I had trapster installed and the police was quite curious about my old nokia device on the dashboard, but was lucky they were just hunting people drunk from the bars and didn't bother me.

As far as I can remember, for completeness, radar detection hardware is strictly forbidden, and software that announces cameras, fixed or mobile, are also forbidden in some countries - germany being the case - and over there, according to my rough german law translation and the comments from my friends, even having the software installed but not being open could be used against us. I may be wrong on this, I've been back to Portugal for two years now.

I'm mentioning this because there may be the case that removing the cameras from the map is not enough. There may be a need to even remove the camera report and maybe even the police report from the client, but I'm sure some native German can explain this better...
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Re: AW: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby wasserkatze11 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:05 pm

I thought it is just illegal, when u use it while driving... before it is legal^^
P.S.: even "professional" apps include this functionality, but it can be disabled...
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby argus-cronos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:29 pm

Let users decide themselves, but probably it's the first google strike...
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Snake68 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:53 pm

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Re: AW: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Snake68 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:59 pm

wasserkatze11 wrote:I thought it is just illegal, when u use it while driving... before it is legal^^
P.S.: even "professional" apps include this functionality, but it can be disabled...



It's only illigal for the driver while driving! Not before or after.
And it's legal for all passangers in the car while driving :!:
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Camou893 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:01 pm

:evil: Let the affected users decide, i.e. don't domineer over the german users!
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby argus-cronos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:22 pm

What about Feed the Waze messages shirli?
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby Tilonius » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:16 pm

This decision was a big mistake.
The user should decide whether to use it.
We will lose many users. :cry:
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