"In one mile…"

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"In one mile…"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:57 pm

I still think, in order to make it sound like a "prepare" statement, say, "be ready" instead.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:33 pm

harling wrote:
jasonh300 wrote:"Be prepared to turn right in one mile"

Since it doesn't start out with the distance, you won't know if it is it one mile, a quarter mile, 0.1 mile etc. until the end of the instruction (by which time you might fly past the turn, if you don't hit the brakes as a precaution).

Which is why, "in one mile, be ready to turn right" is, IMO, still the best compromise between intent and grammar.
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Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:42 pm

timbucks wrote:I still find the queuing of instructions for closely spaced junctions wrong. You'll get "in 800 metres get ready to turn left and then turn right"... why would I want to confuse everyone by getting ready for a left turn and then actually turn right? In such cases the get ready has to go.

That's just one of those ambiguous statements. Strictly speaking, it is correct, "get ready to 'turn left and then turn right'" which is two separate turns, but some people like to think it's confusing when it actually isn't. The "and" pulls together two distinct turns into a single sentence. Waze does not say, "get ready to turn left but then turn right" but that's what people want to hear I guess.

"Be ready to turn left followed by a right turn" would be less ambiguous.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby CBenson » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:00 pm

Once again, what's the problem with "in one mile, turn right?"
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:26 pm

Oh, it's not what mine says either. I just don't see why we need that "get ready to" that people complain about.
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:07 pm

Well, here in India, we get the first voice command at 800 metres, which is good distance to switch lanes. Unless you are driving a Super car!
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:10 am

I'm sure you would slow down on approaching the location! :smile:

The prompt is telling you, indirectly to slow down as well..

There a distance counter on the screen as well. So if you can grab a glance you'll have a good idea, when to start turning, as you would have slowed down, sufficiently by then.

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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby cherianchris » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:53 pm

So, how would you have it sound?

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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby daknife » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 pm

I'm with Harling on this, I think the wording is grammatically correct for the purpose, "Hey driver dude (or dudette) in about one mile, get ready to turn right."

At this point it's a warning not an instruction, and thus the warning should advise you to get ready.
Thus it presents the needed data: "Distance"; "Be prepared"; "To turn right". At one mile out, even at 75 mph one mile is more than adequate time to change lanes or otherwise prepare for and upcoming turn, then when at the point of the turn the driver is mentally ready for the "Turn Right" instruction (not to mention at least one in between prompting.)
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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby DallasGrant » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:39 am

I have never been extremely upset about the wording, but I have taken notice to this as well many times before and always wondered about the "get ready" part too as it sounds silly the way it is wording because in one mile I would be in the process of completing my turn lol
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