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School Zones

Postby OHLHockeyGuy » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:56 pm

Has there ever been a discussion on adding school zones and times to the live feed? This could be very helpful for routing.
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Re: School Zones

Postby dmcconachie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:09 pm

Where do we stop? Warnings for school zones, common school crossings, crossings near playgrounds. What about animal crossings near farms, near dog walk parks? Etc etc etc.

An app should not replace roadsigns!
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Re: School Zones

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:03 pm

OHLHockeyGuy wrote:Ok... I guess this makes sense. I agree you learn something new everyday.

Personally, I would like option to get a warning of a school zone. They could easily be mapped as a landmark over the roadway.
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Re: School Zones

Postby OHLHockeyGuy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:23 pm

Ok... I guess this makes sense. I agree you learn something new everyday.
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Re: School Zones

Postby WeeeZer14 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:41 pm

timbucks wrote:At least that explains why it doesn't always flag up as being in traffic when it's rush hour as it obviously knows the traffic will be slower.

Yes, that is a side-effect that can confuse people -- if Waze knows the road is always jammed up at a certain time, it will not show a jam on the map. Because it isn't a jam, it is normal ;)

Waze WILL take those "normal" conditions into account when finding the best route. (And the best route may still be to stick it out and crawl through the traffic depending on what options are available and known to Waze.)
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Re: School Zones

Postby timbucks » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:34 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
timbucks wrote:Does that mean Waze doesn't just keep an average speed per segment but has it recorded down to a per day per hour set?

Close. They store speeds in 10-min intervals for every day.


Well, you learn something new every day! At least that explains why it doesn't always flag up as being in traffic when it's rush hour as it obviously knows the traffic will be slower.
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Re: School Zones

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:25 pm

timbucks wrote:Does that mean Waze doesn't just keep an average speed per segment but has it recorded down to a per day per hour set?

Close. They store speeds in 10-min intervals for every day.
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Re: School Zones

Postby timbucks » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:14 pm

Does that mean Waze doesn't just keep an average speed per segment but has it recorded down to a per day per hour set?

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Re: School Zones

Postby dmcconachie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:58 pm

Why would it help routing?

Any slowdowns at drop-off/pick-up times are already incorporated under Waze's standard operating model.
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Re: Re: School Zones

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:55 pm

dmcconachie wrote:That's what roadsigns are for!

I know, Darren. But one could make that argument of any roadsigns we see. When in unfamiliar territory, it is often the case that signage is looked over in favor of not causing accidents. The option to have it as an alert would be welcome, IMO.
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