Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby shmupi » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:47 am

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


+1

:cry:

How could you guys delete all the hard work that we have done in mapping those cameras ???

Have you checked other options before deleting them ?

It seems that the statement that Google / Waze will work even closer to the community was an empty one !

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby vince1612 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 am

In Switzerland we have several GPS apps that can warn about FIXED radars, not always mobile, such as GPS Navigation 2 (aka Skobbler), Swiss Traffic by mogo.ch, iSpeedCam or Trapster, to name a few. The word "radar" gives more than 1000 results in the Apple app store for iPhone. As far as I know they didn't disable their radar feature.

So why does Waze have to remove this feature above others ? Did you get a legal complaint from any government ?

I don't know about Denmark or Germany but in Switzerland with a bit of luck and direct democracy we could try making it legal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ( :roll: dreaming)
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby argus-cronos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:10 pm

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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby top_gun_de » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:18 pm

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.

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

Thanks,

Shirli


Shirli,

it would have been nice to discuss this with the community in these countries before taking such drastic measures. Waze has just established channeled community communications.

Best regards,

Detlev
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Re: Removal of speed cameras following legal issues

Postby argus-cronos » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:44 pm

Some more will follow for sure.
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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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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 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 Snake68 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:53 pm

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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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