Automatic registration of bumpy roads and potholes

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Re: Automatic registration of bumpy roads and potholes

Postby fotoroel » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:45 pm

I think its useless and to hard to implent, I like you idea, but its not going to work.

In the Netherland we have many and I mean many "drempels", that are little bumbs in the road that prevent people to drive to hard. Also it is very depending on how accurate the device is, some device have good accuration and some other thinks that you are falling 10KM without moving you hand.

Its also to hard to implent it, dev must do resource how the device shakes and what typ of road it is. What if you dont have a holder and you going hard right or you let it fall ? Phone flies away and waze makes a hazard or bad road condition. ;-)
Also if you cant drive that good or you have mechanical problems that the car shakes when you give gas? I think its just to complex to intergrate it into waze.

New car's have a system tat when you make a emergencybrake, the alarm light are going on, maybe waze can inplent this with making a 'car stopped', but also then you must avoid the phone is fly in your car or you let them drop.

Sorry for bad english
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Automatic registration of bumpy roads and potholes

Postby Scorp42 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:08 pm

If someone running waze (for an accelerometer to notice it) has an accident then yes, waze will already detect the traffic flow is running slower than the average, and create a jam.
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Automatic registration of bumpy roads and potholes

Postby Scorp42 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:06 pm

Keep in mind, almost all of your posts right now include some form of "ask the user what happened" or "ask the user if road is bumpy or if it was an accident". The problem is, the more they pay attention to their phone or interface with the app - even via TTS - the less they are focusing on driving SAFELY. Something that every decision waze makes, should consider very seriously.

I'm not even a fan of the 'we detected a slowdown, are you in traffic" dialog. But at least that one only pops up when you are well below the average speed of the segment.
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Automatic registration of bumpy roads and potholes

Postby grinvaldsjanis » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi. I am new at waze, but i noticed that it could be provided with automatic registration of such road conditions as hard bumpiness. Because almost all devices are provided with accelerometers, it could be possible through some tests find out believable patterns of shaking of device in hands or mounts to be sure that vibration of device is caused by road. It would be usable for those who are using gravel roads, wood paths or to spot sudden problems on flat road such as holes, obstacles, garbage.
If there less believable shaking appears, waze could ask user if this was road problem or accidental shake of device by someone.
I repeat - such kind of info could be VERY useful. For example, I live in neighborhood where back-roads are in quite different conditions - then i would suggest avoid such problematic roads if users priority is to save car or not to disturb sleeping child, if route is not longer of couple of minutes/hundred meters.

So What do You - wazers - think?

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