Abilities you'd like to see

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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby KA-BA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:39 pm

thanks for the quick response.

(1) I will use hazard for black ice or fog.

(2) I will test it tomorrow
Is "traffic display" the same as map?

(3) new
Show Nickname next to waze logo on screen.

regards Frank
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby RallyChris » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:25 pm

drivegate wrote:(1)
At Report I want a sign for wheater.
For example: black ice on the road
perhaps only temporarily, but useful!
Hazard is certainly possible, but would be more accurate weather.

(2) No Map, only community!
saves download traffic!

greetings Frank


1) If you have the voice control option, you can report a lot more things then what is on the menus. Their is finite space on the menus, if they put everything that everyone has suggested on them, you would have to scroll for a mile to find the one you want.

2) you can turn off traffic display in the advanced settings. Doesn't stop reports from popping up while stopped or if you have them set for any groups you are in, but that will effectively do what you want.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby KA-BA » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:15 pm

(1)
At Report I want a sign for wheater.
For example: black ice on the road
perhaps only temporarily, but useful!
Hazard is certainly possible, but would be more accurate weather.

(2) No Map, only community!
saves download traffic!

greetings Frank
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby JuandeCruzL » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:01 am

- Economic route. Now we just have shortest and fastest. Economic would be sort of a mix: the economic route is the one that is just a bit slower than the fastest, but much shorter.
My usual home to work route provided by Waze is about 12 km and 15 minutes long, using the highway. The route I use is just 5 km and 17 minutes long. Most of times, when Waze recalculates the route it shows the same ETA. iGo have this option and works great.

- Motorbike mode: Motorbikes are much less sensible to traffic jams than cars. A "motorbike mode" would penalty less traffic jams and slow roads when routes are calculated. Also, speed reports in motorbike mode would be less important... More than once I felt a bit guilty when crossing a traffic jam at 15-30 km/h while all the cars just can't move, and thinking that Waze is informing that traffic is slow, but fluent.
I guess that there's not many bikers using waze to implement this, but.... It's just an idea.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby randomact » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:01 pm

RallyChris wrote:Waze is beta testing a long term, remote report, web based interface in the world server right now. Give it time, and it should come over to the NA side also.


Ask, and ye shall recieve...

Good to hear, looking forward to it.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby RallyChris » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:31 pm

Waze is beta testing a long term, remote report, web based interface in the world server right now. Give it time, and it should come over to the NA side also.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby randomact » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:28 pm

The ability to remotely add events!

I know this opens an entirely different can of worms for urban environments but in rural locations like mine, and locations with few wazers, the odds are slim that major events (road closures, accidents) would get reported. An Example:

It snows where I live. A Lot. This last winter the highway out of town heading south was completely blocked off by a snowdrift. The province closed the road and posted in all their social media accounts that the road was closed. This cut the city off from all points south. As it stood, waze showed the highway as open and bare because one of the handful of wazers in town would need to drive out there and manually tag that the road was closed, a dangerous and foolish task in that weather.

What I would like to do is take (For example) twitter reports from @driveBC and translate them into waze reports. It could save someone a whole lot of pain and suffering.

Even if this ability was given only to Area Managers, it would help.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:35 pm

I can see why post-reporting may be useful. But it would have to have a limit in terms of distance or time from your current location. Some hazards may be gone 5 minutes later, so reporting it doesn't help other wazers if it is already removed.

In US/Canada, you can report hands free and that is the plan for Android and non-North America too at some point.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby twarnick » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:29 pm

For Safer Driving
I'd like to see:

When you are driving at freeway speeds in putting a roadway report is not convenient or safe. If there is a hazard in the roadway, your attention needs to be on avoiding that object, not grabbing the phone to report it.

So it Would be Great to be able to go back along your route after you are stopped or at your destination
& find place on route & in put report by Selecting (with a finger tap or something) place on map where "xyz" happened.
- Whether it be road construction or blockage of some sort in roadway -- to alert others to plan for detour. Or whatever the need may be for that particular situation.
- To select place on map WithOut the Need of having GPS on / location services available.
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Re: Abilities you'd like to see

Postby Ryanthedon » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:31 pm

Suggestions to Waze users to improve the map. For example, if there is a pacman road near by, suggest the user to drive over it to help Waze collect the data. I know we have the feature to have Waze route routes with pacman roads, but even the small suggestion might help Waze even more.

There should be themed days on Waze. For example if it is a holiday like St. Patrick's Day, then Waze itself will switch to green tones and your Waze icon could be a shamrock or something.
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