dmcconachie wrote:The map in my city would just end up covered in pot-hole reports. And on the cobbled streets the app would be screaming at me!
This has been suggested before but I don't see it as workable, even the best phone accelerometers would struggle let alone the weaker ones. I also don't really see the need. As suggested above, speeds along these roads *should* already account for the road condition.
Screaming? So You don't want to be warned about cobbled surface? Even in foreign city/town?
- Switch of that feature and enjoy joggling!
Application could warn only about highest level problems on road. You see, in turn we would release users from imputing Alerts about situations which phone can notice it self.
Your city? How many cities/towns are in the world and how many of them have wise council deciders as Your city has? You don't have an idea! I can tel by my town. We have potholes around but budget for road repair this year is 2 and more less then before. I imagine You driving around and shiting at every 100m. We are speaking in global terms here. Not everywhere is Britain where one London's skyscraper has budget of some small or poor country. People may travel around and they would feel very comfortable if they would be warned about conditions which could have relative value for locals. Pothole in my country maybe is crater or wheel-braker for You. Intelligent registrator of bumps and holes could make it more objective. Still some brainstorming, pre-work must be done to figure out best solution which couldn't be annoying or useless, but make ride even more informative and comfortable... for those who need that...as option.
Also there would be possible to figure out algorithm of registering severe accidents for example if phone feels very hard acceleration, but user is not responding to phones questions after folowing stopping of car. We could warn local community that PROBABLY accident took place. Also, I am not telling that this is simple or it must be made simple. For sure there must be certain sequence of events to be at least 80% sure that this is related with accident.
Would it even save some lives or health problems? - Tell me!