majormajor42 wrote:It's been fun so far but I have some questions to improve my experience, and the experience of those in my area.
majormajor42 wrote:If I want to be a waze social butterfly and ping and chat and all that, preferably about traffic issues, do I have to be out and about using waze? It's like a catch-22 in that I really shouldn't/can't text people while driving my car (or motorcycle). Ideally I would be a passenger in a car or bus and have at it. How about when I'm home or at work? If I have Waze on, will there be a frozen wazer icon over my location? I might not like that if I'm home, giving away my privacy. Will I be throwing of the traffic algorithms if I'm sitting at home, playing with waze and I live next door to a freeway?
majormajor42 wrote:#2: along the same lines, I'm sitting at home or work and know, for a fact, that there is a traffic condition across town. I see that nobody else has reported it yet. How do I send a report and have it show up in the location of the incident and not my current location? Can I submit a report using this website logged on my computer?
majormajor42 wrote:#3 Here in NYC we have this professional traffic guru named Gridlock Sam. A few hours ago I saw him post a traffic report for getting to the NY Yankee game and it showed up near the stadium. I don't think he was there and it had the little twitter emblem on the icon. how did he do that? is it something that he posted on waze and got synched with twitter (that's what happens with my traffic reports now that I'm synced with twitter), or it is someting he is posting on twitter that got synched to waze?
majormajor42 wrote:#4 what are the stars that are in the report messages?
majormajor42 wrote:#5 I've seen my tracks show up in my dashboard and have even made a few minor edit in cartouche. What do the colors mean on the track itself? I'm guessing that green means great gps signal strength? yellow is fair? and red is poor? and red circles in the track, what do they mean?
majormajor42 wrote:#6 I see the discussions on speed cameras. what about red-light cameras? is there a different symbol for adding them to the map?
majormajor42 wrote:#7 do people waze while on trains or ferries? I wonder how that effects the algorithms.
hunkeler1961 wrote:Thanks for the answers. This was helpful for me too. I've been using Waze for a while but had lots of the same questions. I used it for the first time on a train yesterday and it tries to lock onto roads when it can. I suspect it may have distorted traffic reports slightly when we were parallel to the freeway.