Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby orbitc » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:12 pm

burritocmdr wrote:I'm a Wazer noob and I'm just wondering if what I'm experiencing is normal behavior. As the title describes, as I'm driving and accelerate beyond 50 mph, all the roads in the surrounding areas disappear. This is a little disconcerting to me since it appears I'm just driving in an empty field:
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When I slow down, it goes back to normal like this:
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I like the general look of the maps on Waze better than TomTom, but at least TT shows me the roads no matter what speed I'm driving, which I prefer.



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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby orbitc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:55 pm

xteejx wrote:You decided to quote an entire post with pics with an answer we already gave. Great work... Lol

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Actually, I didn't mean to do that. I'm going to blame it on being fairly new at the time when I posted that. ;)
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby orbitc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:46 pm

xteejx wrote:I suppose we can let you off ;-)

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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby PaintManNO » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:54 pm

That sounds like the auto-zoom feature in Waze's settings...

Settings / Advanced / Auto Zoom

"According to Speed" = will cause all but the road you're on and major roads to disappear above 52 or 53 mph, and will come back when you slow to around 47 mph.

If you change the setting to "No Auto Zoom" (like I do) you should see all the roads, all the time.

You can still manually zoom the screen by tapping on the map, and using the + and - buttons that appear on the right side.

I can't say I've ever seen the road I'm driving on disappear though. That I don't know about...
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby rkarolak » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:44 pm

I live in Michigan, and it's not uncommon to go 55-60 on roads that are not highways. It's extremely annoying to go 50 mph and see all normal roads disappear. Annoying when you want to see upcoming intersections while driving on a 55mph road. The other day I was driving on a 'normal' road in a somewhat-rural area of Michigan and all roads on the map, including the one I was driving on, disappeared. It was all gray. Waze was effectively useless.

I hope the developers plan on adding preferences to disable the road-hiding feature or set these zoom threshold levels manually in the settings. I use an iPhone, so I can edit preference files by hand.

Perhaps a compromise if system performance is concerned is to do as suggested earlier, allow roads to be hidden, but always show the road you are on and the ones immediately interesting in front of you, regardless of their 'rank'.

I get the impression that the developers live in large cities and don't expect people to ever drive faster than 45-50 unless if they're on the highway.

Perhaps I'm repeating what's been mostly said, but this should really be more of a priority, in my opinion. It's enough of a problem to make me want to open other apps to have more context of where I am sometimes.
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby skbun » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:52 pm

xteejx wrote:If you can do 50mph on a road it probably shouldn't be a normal street anyway.
OP, can you give a permalink or address for this road?

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Not the OP, but I'm pretty sure I've identified this as Grovenburg Rd near Lansing, MI. In both the OP's images, you can see the water southwest of McCue.

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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby skbun » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:15 pm

If it is true that 'roads disappear by types' above certain speeds, should we add this fact to http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Map_Legend for clarity?

In other words,

"Street.
* Any road that traffic will be routed onto.
* At grade connectors & turn lanes when separated by enough distance from the streets that one is needed for proper GPS tracking.
* A road with a speed limit of 40mph or higher should not be a street. It should be a highway, primary street, or another higher class road."

I know that we rarely set hard and fast rules like that, but in this case, is this not a sure thing?

Even better, since Waze does keep track of average speeds on roads, could 'street with excessively high speed' be an automatic system error that can be put into WME as a system update request? We use other specifications for other roads, (like HOV lanes as parking lot roads), but is street ever used in a case like that?
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Re: Roads disappearing when going >50 mph

Postby Timbones » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:13 pm

Yes, it does that. If you navigate to a destination, you'll see the route at least.

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