Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

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Re: Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby dmcconachie » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:43 pm

No. But as you drive over it you'll cancel the traffic report. We've actually asked for a long time that one single wazer's speeds are not taken into account in solitude. The more wazers in an area the less these false reports will occur.
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Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby Geneman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:34 pm

We were traveling back from AZ to OR and started seeing "traffic" slowdowns reported on the highway. It showed 38MPH average. This seemed odd at night with no large amount of traffic or construction. It turned out that the waze users were Semi trucks going up a large steep hill, and this caused waze to think there was a traffic slowdown. Is there some way to get waze to know that the road isn't congested, but that the vehicle is just not capible of going up a long hill at speed?
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Re: Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby Geneman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Would this effect the overall time estimate to travel through the area tho?
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Re: Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby OldGnome » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:22 am

I don't think I would consider that an inaccurate report. I would rather know about that - even a single semi - up ahead. At night. On a mountain road. Well, hilly, anyway.
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Re: Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby SocalToe » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:30 am

It happens downhill too...

This is why waze should have a vehicle type setting......
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Re: Semi's on long uphill create artificial slowdown?

Postby xteejx » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:01 am

Yes it would affect live ETAs.

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