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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby Suik » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:33 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
Where I do agree is that it would be nice to have an online "pre-plan" feature with the possibility to set waypoints or even plug in a set of waypoints and let waze determine the best route AND order!


Abso-fn'-lutely the feature I'm desperately waiting for :). And I'd say it'll be very useful as me e.g. drive everyday myself & my gf to work (2 different places in the same town), so why not to plan a route with two waypoints but only one actual end? :). Also others could use it, e.g. mums driving kids to school and then somewhere else etc. etc. People from one city district often commute together in one car, though they have different arrival points :)
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby jcrawford27 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:06 pm

RickW-NC wrote:OK, now you have me thinking about the ultimate motorcycle app. Instead of a destination, you put in the time allotted and your budget for food. You would also need to submit a picture of your chicken strips so it can adjust the mileage to your speed!!! It would then pick the twistiest road that you have not driven on recently. In a group context, it would weight each riders history so the highest percent of riders would be happy. I'm not sure how to do the scenery part, maybe you rate the ride afterwards. It would also need to know the range of all bikes (hopefully no peanut tanks) so it could do gas stops also. I actually used my Garmin with a handle bar mount to lead a group. It could not navigate the huge loop but it did give me a heads up on the curves coming up and made me look like a more aggressive rider than I am. The Garmin eventually broke its mouse button probably due to the vibration. Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.


LOL a bit more than I was requesting :)

I am not solely thinking about motorcycles though, leaf peepers may want to put in a route their friend told them was nice. Then they can go see the foliage on that route up in VT or NH, etc. Upon leaving their home they know what road they want to take to get there they plot it and set off. Waze knows its a custom route so it does not try to re-route them (unless they did something foolish like try to go the wrong way down a one way) rather it just directs them along the path.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby RickW-NC » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:00 pm

OK, now you have me thinking about the ultimate motorcycle app. Instead of a destination, you put in the time allotted and your budget for food. You would also need to submit a picture of your chicken strips so it can adjust the mileage to your speed!!! It would then pick the twistiest road that you have not driven on recently. In a group context, it would weight each riders history so the highest percent of riders would be happy. I'm not sure how to do the scenery part, maybe you rate the ride afterwards. It would also need to know the range of all bikes (hopefully no peanut tanks) so it could do gas stops also. I actually used my Garmin with a handle bar mount to lead a group. It could not navigate the huge loop but it did give me a heads up on the curves coming up and made me look like a more aggressive rider than I am. The Garmin eventually broke its mouse button probably due to the vibration. Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby jcrawford27 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:28 pm

If you want it, vote on it.
http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225- ... ?ref=title

If I created a duplicate voice entry please let me know but searching turned up nothing.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby jcrawford27 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:18 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:If I've never driven somewhere, I doubt I'd take the time to pre-plan it. This is along the lines of the question Darren posed, "If you don't know the area I'm not sure why you would want to dictate the route!?" Why would I think I can pick a better route if I have no idea about what traffic patters or streets are like in the areas I'm likely to transit?


unless you like scenery rather than highway or you ride a motorcycle and WANT to hit the TWISTY roads :)
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby jcrawford27 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:17 pm

Cybrosys wrote:And while we're on the topic of custom routes. Google Navigation offers a way to drag & drop the planned route so that the driver can customize which path he/she takes to reach their destination.


While they offer that you still have to print the route out because as of yet I have not found a way to "import" those routes into the Android Navigation app.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby jcrawford27 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:16 pm

dmcconachie wrote:So just drive along those roads then!?
The whole point of waze is that once it learns the lay of the land in your area that it woks out the best way. I actually don't see the benefit of defining your route and not accepting alternative suggestions.

As for "training it", it will learn just with you having the app open without a route plugged in. It only takes a few users in your area for this to become quite useful quite quickly!


What you stated above makes sense for "most use cases" but not all... For instance I ride a motorcycle.
I would love for there to be a way for me to map a custom route on the live map and "save" it for later use on my device. During the navigation of this "custom route" Waze should just direct you along your path and not try to redirect you, or maybe ask you first if you want to stray from your custom route.

This would be a VERY NICE feature because even Google Voice does not support this yet. For instance if I wanted to go to Western Mass but take Rt2 rather than I90 I could create the custom route and save it for later use on my device. All along I don't know where I am yet I was able to hit all of the twisties in the back roads.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby Cybrosys » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:15 am

@AlanOfTheBerg: I've already answered that question in my post above, even Darren came up with a better feature/functionality along the same routes.

Just because you haven't driven in an area doesn't mean that you don't know the area, from a pedestrian standpoint, or places that you'd like to avoid or prefer driving through. How about driving through another area of the city to avoid a construction site? Or that you want to take the highway around the city but you want to exit the freeway at a certain point. There are countless of examples where the ability to put out waypoints are beneficial.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby bgodette » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:20 pm

Cybrosys wrote:"Where I do agree is that it would be nice to have an online "pre-plan" feature with the possibility to set waypoints or even plug in a set of waypoints and let waze determine the best route AND order!"

That's sort of what I've been trying to suggest. Depending on how many waypoints you use you can have a 100% pre-planned route because there is only one way for Waze to plot a route through them, or you can put out fewer waypoints and let Waze determine the best route and order; as you said.

There is, sorta, kinda, half-assed, support for this, but it's a real pain and it doesn't automate going from point to point, but this does work with the current client.

What you can do is scroll around the map on the client and drop location pins in the reverse order you wish to drive them and save the location without giving it a name.

At that point you can select the top saved location, have Waze route to it, and once you get there, or very near, delete the top saved location and route to the new top saved location. I've used this method to fill in my edit area where there has been small gaps and it works well enough, but the setup is a pain.
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Re: Custom saved Routes

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:30 pm

If I've never driven somewhere, I doubt I'd take the time to pre-plan it. This is along the lines of the question Darren posed, "If you don't know the area I'm not sure why you would want to dictate the route!?" Why would I think I can pick a better route if I have no idea about what traffic patters or streets are like in the areas I'm likely to transit?
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