Abilities you'd like to see

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby ZoomTurtle » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:49 am

One of the best features of WAZE is the police reporting ability. Taking it out would hurt the app's usefulness significantly for most people.

So, what do you "regulars" thinkg of my suggestions? Are any of my ideas useful/original/worthy of discussion? 8-)

Generally speaking: how do new features/changes make their way into WAZE?
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby ZoomTurtle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:44 am

Not sure if any of these have been covered yet but here goes:

1. Why doesn't waze show us other wazers who are traveling the same direction we are? is this to avoid some kind of waze race between users or something? i think it would be cool to see people who are traveling the same direction i am.

2. i know waze has the ability to "queue" up an action so when you drive by it you are ready to send it but what about all the times you only notice a hazard/police/etc after you drive by it? you go to send it but you are already half a mile away which is unfortunate. waze needs to give us the ability to send a report that is behind us (on the route we just traveled). give us the choice between 1/4mi, 1/2mi, and 1mile? that would be a great feature.

3. traffic reporting:
a. considering traffic is one of the biggest menaces known to drivers why does waze only give us the ability to report where it starts but not where it ends? im sure waze is looking at vehicle speed to determine this but it would be nice to report it for accuracy's sake, no?
b. also, if someone already reported traffic i think reporting it again (in the traffic zone) should be disallowed to make things cleaner.
c. does waze use google maps traffic data? it should in addition to its own. i find myself switching between the two apps because its a lot easier to see traffic on Google's map.

4. when clicking on a report on the map we can only confirm it - why cant we also reject it? the only way to reject a report is if it shows up on our map as we approach it? why not let us selectively confirm/deny reports when we see fit?

5. gas: is there a way to show gas prices as we drive by the stations? why do we have to be SO CLOSE to the station to enter it's price? give us all stations within 1/2mi by order of closeness when we press the button to make entering prices easier.

thats all i've come up with for now after using the app for a week. fun stuff! :)
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby zac08 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:12 pm

Could we be able to log in multiple reports in tandem. Currently we can only log one issue at a time.

If it can be put on hold on the left side and then we can add in another report about a separate matter, it would be very helpful.

I.e.

Road user hogs the shoulder (we'd have to report it as a Hazard on shoulder, vehicle stopped)

then a couple of meters down, there is a road works on the right lane.

There won't be enough reaction time for the system to capture both and for us to report both together either.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby zac08 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:20 pm

Btw, how can we indicate that an area allows U turns? So that the route can effectively be more smoother on the roads esp when the routes given does not take this into consideration at times.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby ynot14 » Thu May 10, 2012 4:24 am

POI would be great
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby woitalla » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:11 am

I also use an App called GasBuddy

Community based gas price reporting. If I need to report/update gas prices with Waze running, I have to switch between apps. Nothing painful, but I thought the ability to report/find Gas Prices at gas stations near like on GasBuddy, that would be awesome.

Much like reporting other items, you could have a quick way to report gas prices for stations identified/tracked in waze
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby wizbang_fl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:34 am

When editing a roadway or adding a roadway.... I'd like to see the following options either via direct selection or tied to or tied to existing metadata selections with their definition. IE: A minor highway is multilane divided, but has unrestricted access and intersections. A major highway is a multilane divided, but has restricted access and turning restrictions. A freeway is a multilane divided with restricted access and no intersections, access is via ramps. Currently the options of selecting the various roadway types is present but they don't appear to be tied to any identifiable roadway features (limited access, restricted, multilane, etc)
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    A=1 way
      A1=1 way single lane
        A1a= 1 way single lane unrestricted access. (use for city surface streets)
        A1b= 1 way single lane general controlled access. (use for 1 way streets that must move to a access road to reach the destination. locations on access road use the primary street address.)
        A1c= 1 way single lane restricted access. (for things like Carpool HOVA, Toll Lanes, Timed Access.)
          A1c1= 1 way single lane restricted access. carpool-HOVA only
          A1c2=1 way single lane restricted access. toll lane
          A1c3=1 way single lane restricted access. timed access (lane only accessible during specified hours)
        A1d=1 way single lane access ramp (trying to add a ramp or merge lane Waze wants to name it or GPS validation wants to create a new road name- this allows map editors to quickly fix gps identified map issues. the metadata should be coded that the segment has no name applicable.

      A2= 1 way multi lane (not sure if the metadata for minor highway reflects this for routing)
        A2* Mirror A1* replacing single lane with multi lane.

B=2 way
    B1=2 way undivided roadway (no median preventing turning) (apply state law regarding u-turns to navigation)
      B1a=2 way undivided roadway (no median preventing turning) no center turn lane, turn lane may be present inconsistently
        B1a* mirror A1*
      B1b=2 way undivided roadway (no median preventing turning) center turn lane consistently present for turning (aka "suicide lane")
        B1b* mirror A1*

    B2=2 way divided roadway (barrier or other form of obstacle preventing unlimited turns (map editor would have to manually put in cross points or turn lanes)
      B2* mirror A1*

Tying the meta data to the road types would allow a more seamless road definition phase and could be leveraged for routing purposes.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby wickedlou9 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:57 pm

jasonh300 wrote:
pjlasl wrote:Speed limits...a lot of in town "traffic jams" could be suppressed if waze knew that 30mph was the speed limit and it not display that there is heavy traffic going 27mph


Once you have a significant number of Wazers in town, that will happen automatically. If the traffic is flowing at 27 and showing a jam, it's because there's not enough speed data yet.

That sort of thing stopped in my area once there was about 50 Wazers showing during rush hour every day.


Via my iPhone 3GS.


Even so, more data is always better. Knowing the speed limit gives you greater information and opens up possibilities for future enhancements.
I use a navigation app called "Sygic" from time to time. It knows the speed limits on most roads I have been on. It can alert you if you go over by some set margin. It could also tell you something about the severity of traffic even in the absence of sufficient user data.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:21 am

pjlasl wrote:Speed limits...a lot of in town "traffic jams" could be suppressed if waze knew that 30mph was the speed limit and it not display that there is heavy traffic going 27mph

Also, if the speed limit is 30 mph and Waze is showing a jam at 27 mph, that means that the limited data Waze does have says people totally disregard the speed limit there and go faster than 30 ;)

(Or the road has no data and the road type has a default speed of faster than 30 mph. Probably as or even more likely, but less humorous than my speeding comment :D )
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:17 pm

richhobo wrote:I have addresses saved in my contacts. It would be nice to be able to have as an option to select from contacts when trying to navigate.

Search for the name of your contact. Scroll the search providers along the bottom to the far right for contacts. It should be there.
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