top_gun_de wrote:This is not yet clear, and I wish Shirli would explain this to us.
top_gun_de wrote:Waze jas defined a way of structured communication in february, but there is no communication along these channels.
Waze is allowed to change things if the feel something could be illegal.
Tilonius wrote:This decision was a big mistake.
The user should decide whether to use it.
We will lose many users.
top_gun_de wrote:shirlig wrote: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.
as the german coordinator, I write this on behalf of the german community, and I am sure that the community from switzerland and denmark will agree:
Please, reconsider your decision. It is ill-advised on the legal side, and it will hurt Waze's position on the navigation market.
Every navigation software offers speed-cameras or comparable services. Navigon/Garmin decided to warn of "Unfallschwerpunkte" (locations with high potential of accident), and use the existence of a speed cam as an indicator for such locations.
Since every other app offers this service either free or as a premium service, I am sure that the removal of traffic cam warnings will hurt the product in the markets of germany, switzerland and denmark. These three countries are relatively wealthy with a population that is both attractive in direct sales revenue and advertising revenue.
Besides, Waze thrives on the community's effort to improve the maps and services. This surprising "fait-accompli" is a sure way to hurt the community and reduce its contribution.
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