Traffic history

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Traffic history

Postby lopaolo69 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:53 am

It's a long time I don't write something inside this forum. Please, may you be gentle with me if this is the wrong place to write about my topic?

I'm thinking about the traffic history.
These days, I'm driving my car a little, and I'm asking Waze to calculate my route.
Most of the time, when I drive on highways or main roads, the real drive time is less than the Waze time.
My thought is:
What is Waze doing with the traffic history? Is Waze purging the old data and replace it with the new one?
Considering the "new reality", the roads' traffic is reduced and the driving time is lower than usual.
More. Sometimes the viability changes and the average speed on the road could be lower than before.

Is Waze "purging" the old traffic history? Something like more old than one year (for instance), removed from the record.
The risk without purge is the "inertia" of the system to be aligned with reality.
It's just a mathematical problem :)
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Re: Traffic history

Postby SkiDooGuy » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:29 pm

The traffic data does get replaced by newer data on a schedule, so as long as there is some traffic on the roads the data will be updated.

As for ETAs, Waze is aware of a marginal discrepancy in arrival times and is currently working to improve this feature. So hopefully we'll see some better ETAs than we currently do.
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