"In one mile…"

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"In one mile…"

Postby pzly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:19 am

I don't quite get the phrase "In one mile, get ready to turn right". Shouldn't I be getting ready to turn right long before then? It seems the actual turn is one mile from the time I hear this statement. "Get ready to turn right in one mile", or "In one mile, turn right", or "In one mile you will turn right", etc. might better sooth the grammarian. Anyone else find this construct just a little odd?
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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 harling » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:57 pm

The instruction means that you should get ready now, because a turn is coming up in one mile. But if you don't first tell the driver how far ahead the next maneuver will be, there is a moment of uncertainty & anxiety that it might be coming much sooner. We don't want people panic-braking on the highway when they hear "Get ready to turn right...", only to be followed by, "...in one mile."

In a moving vehicle, the distance (or time) to the next maneuver must come first.
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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 Scorp42 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:23 pm

This is the one single thing about the client app that I wish Waze would change! My wife comments on the 'in one mile, get ready to turn right ' everytime we go somewhere. She hates it, its the only reason she refuses to use Waze, and has actually asked me to stop using it when she is in the car.

However, if you use the 'minimal' voice instruction instead of 'Full' it sounds a LOT better.

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Re: "In one mile…"

Postby pzly » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:26 am

CBenson wrote:Once again, what's the problem with "in one mile, turn right?"

Nothing, but that's not what mine says. I'll try the minimal voice instruction setting as mentioned.
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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 OldGnome » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Yes, the grammar could be cleaned up a bit in English, but I would rather have the notice that I need to prepare to make a turn a mile in advance than none at all.
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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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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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