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
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.
+1 for the comment on talking to the community first.
Especially considering, that as for Germany at least, that decision is based on wrong information. The device/app itself is *NOT* illegal (which it is in switzerland for instance), and basically *every* navigational system sold in Germany has that function (TomTom, Navigon, you name them) in Germany. It is illegal (in theory) to use it, but AFAIK that's true for a huge list of countries.
DIsabling it in Waze for Germany is a *HUGE* mistake, and should be undone ASAP.
BTW, you forgot France. It *IS* illegal there (the device, not the usage), and also Liechtenstein. But Germany is just plain wrong.