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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:23 am

A "reduced traction" or "slippery road" condition is plenty to cover nearly every single possibility for ice, snow, water, oil, gravel, etc., which reduce or eliminate traction. By the weather outside, it's pretty obvious which it is. Oil/gravel: just slow down, you don't really need to know which it is.
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:32 am

onezerosix141 wrote:So where is this"reduced traction" button?

Not implemented. It's merely a suggestion to reduce the need for 10+ different types of "slippery road" buttons.
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Wind is already available in the US as a voice command only.
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:58 pm

jimmyngcm wrote:It's be good to get an option under Hazard->weather->flood.

Already noted in a dozen threads. Flood is also already an option via voice command only, and only in NA unless you have hackivated voice commands.

Please review the list so you know what is already there and what will come to everyone eventually, when they figure out voice commands globally.
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:12 am

natefirethorn wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Wind is already available in the US as a voice command only.
From your list, linked elsewhere, it looks like we've got a choice of "hurricane" or "tornado." A good stiff wind, as I ran into tonight and tried to report, is neither.

I guess it's been too long since I did that list. I woulda swore there was a high winds one. My apologies.
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby jimmyngcm » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:47 pm

IN my part of the world (Malaysia), we get a lot of floods where roads are impassable by traffic and in many cases, it's a dangerous condition as cars can skid and aquapan.

It's be good to get an option under Hazard->weather->flood.

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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby jimmyngcm » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:28 am

Cool. Was not aware of that. I was using Waze just last Dec when I was in California. SHould have tried Voice activated commands then.

I do hope that you guys would roll out voice activated commands ASAP for global use as it's really a quantum leap in safety when driving. I know that Waze allows only passengers to use reports when on the road. But, let's face it, there is a lot of lone drivers who is using Waze while on the move and there is no choice but to use it to report road conditions while driving. I understand from a legal point of view Waze would like to exclude liability arising from it's use if there is an accident, so, voice activated commands will be a good feature.

As for the global roll out for this feature, I would understand that dialect and accent will be an issue. But then again, there are many who could master and speak the NA accent without any problems. Even if the majority don't speak the accent, at least they can try and benefit from it.

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Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby kuduboet » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:16 am

I would second that suggestion, I can see if its raining but maybe not know how long and therefore if there is a risk of localized flooding leading to hydroplaning etc.


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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby mrhodes2705 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:54 pm

High winds would be a good addition, round here there are a lot of open exposed roads that casue difficult driving conditions esp for large sided vehicles
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Re: Weather condition & Road conditions

Postby natefirethorn » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:38 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Wind is already available in the US as a voice command only.
From your list, linked elsewhere, it looks like we've got a choice of "hurricane" or "tornado." A good stiff wind, as I ran into tonight and tried to report, is neither.

I like the button idea. The voice commands aren't very reliable with my iPhone dash mounted and a good deal of road noise.

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