HOV Lanes Feature

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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby PesachZ » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:24 pm

mac11331 wrote:I drive the HOV lane daily, when I look at the estimated arrival time when I leave my house, vs the HOV actual time I save a minimum of 20 minute.
In California we have some designated offramps for HOV that are also optional toll lanes. I would love to be able to tag where these are.
Today, taking the I880 south to 237 W ramp toll/HOV lane I saved over 15 minutes in traffic (for about 2 miles worth of road). It would be hugely valuable to track those time savings or to hit an "HOV lane" button. It would also be nice to indicated when there is an HOV lane slow vs a standard traffic stop.

Fill out the form in the first post each time. Waze staff are using the data to build a system for handling HOV nicely in the app

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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby PesachZ » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:50 pm

FYI congrats, I've been informed by staff waze now has accumulated enough data in the meantime with this form. For now there is no more need to keep filling it out. They'll let is know when they made progress on implementing the actual feature. Thanks everyone who contributed.

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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby PesachZ » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:30 am

Sytecyer wrote:Editors should be able to designate a road/lane as HOV. I frequently drive 57S-91W and reverse, there is a dedicated transition ramp each direction that often bypasses the normal bottleneck.

Yes correct t, that's what this project is about.

PesachZ wrote:FYI congrats, I've been informed by staff waze now has accumulated enough data in the meantime with this form. For now there is no more need to keep filling it out. They'll let is know when they made progress on implementing the actual feature. Thanks everyone who contributed.

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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby Sytecyer » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:18 am

Editors should be able to designate a road/lane as HOV. I frequently drive 57S-91W and reverse, there is a dedicated transition ramp each direction that often bypasses the normal bottleneck.
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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby taste_of_sorrow » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:03 am

I have the opposite problem I live in CA (los angeles/Orange county) and more often than not when im driving solo - all of the 3 proposed routes by waze tells me to get into the carpool / HOV lane. There should be a button or a switch in the waze app.... kinda like the "avoid toll road" switch which would forbid waze to suggest any route that involves one getting into the HOV/Carpool lane.

The specific problem is there is no way to tell/use waze when operating as a solo driver which is stupid. Another solution would be when you start waze for it to ask you how many people are in the car. Im all for safety but seriously when in gridlock traffic - you are stopped most of the time, so i just hit "im the passenger" button when i start waze and am on the road... but even when you set your destination while parked, then proceed it still thinks im able to enter the carpool/HOV lane. there are no time resurrections for most HOV lanes per say in CA but it is MANDATORY for there to be at least 2 people in the car to use the HOV/carpool lane in CA. So when im driving solo and it suggests using carpool/HOV lane its really useless as i cant take any of the proposed routes. :(
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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby turbomkt » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:39 am

taste_of_sorrow wrote:I have the opposite problem I live in CA (los angeles/Orange county) and more often than not when im driving solo - all of the 3 proposed routes by waze tells me to get into the carpool / HOV lane. There should be a button or a switch in the waze app.... kinda like the "avoid toll road" switch which would forbid waze to suggest any route that involves one getting into the HOV/Carpool lane.

The specific problem is there is no way to tell/use waze when operating as a solo driver which is stupid. Another solution would be when you start waze for it to ask you how many people are in the car. Im all for safety but seriously when in gridlock traffic - you are stopped most of the time, so i just hit "im the passenger" button when i start waze and am on the road... but even when you set your destination while parked, then proceed it still thinks im able to enter the carpool/HOV lane. there are no time resurrections for most HOV lanes per say in CA but it is MANDATORY for there to be at least 2 people in the car to use the HOV/carpool lane in CA. So when im driving solo and it suggests using carpool/HOV lane its really useless as i cant take any of the proposed routes. :(


Once there is a way to select HOV-based routing, those issues should go away. In the meantime, HOV in SoCal is usually mapped as a parking lot road (PLR) to generally avoid routing onto it. The problem is when traffic is bad enough, Waze will route to the HOV despite the penalty associated with PLR.
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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby turbomkt » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:11 pm

BTW, PM inbound to get more details. There are a couple of things we can look at to be sure this is the case.
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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby ubguy » Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 am

I just drove ~3 weeks around the country with the wife...and the lack of HOV was quite noticable in pretty much eliminating a lot of Waze differentiates from other aps (telling me the speed limit and my speed on new roads was HUGE!).

Maybe I am missing the point, but I think the app already HAS a way in which a user can be identified as being "HOV capable", it just isn't using it for this purpose.

Every time I log in while driving it asks am I a PASSENGER, here is what SHOULD happen:

* if I press PASSENGER, it congratulates me for being HOV capable, and ONLY gives me HOV instructions when that is available. Which is GREAT if I truly am HOV capable.
* and if I press PASSENGER and I am not HOV capable, I am screwed because I have the wrong data.
* If I say just a driver, then normal Waze works.

This would also be a great safety thing for Waze to implement.

I know that initial question is for legal purposes, just so a driver using the app cannot make Waze liable if in an accident...but it would be so much better for Waze to help SOLVE the problem of people using their phone while driving by adding a feature people want.
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Re: HOV Lanes Feature

Postby voludu2 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Does Waze Team still want drivers to use the form in the original post from this topic?
https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 6#p1351969
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform

Or, now that HOV is on the map, do they not want these reports any longer?
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