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Re: Danger Areas

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Danger Zone is already a landmark type. We could set them all in the editor. ;)
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Re: Danger Areas

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:23 am

Winky, Andy, ;)
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Re: Danger Areas

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:01 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Danger Zone is already a landmark type. We could set them all in the editor. ;)

Yea, except they don't do anything (i.e. trigger an alert) - Landmarks (except for Gas Stations) are just a big colored blob on the map...

Also, how would we determine what is a "Accident Hot Spot"? We can't just take the copyrighted data from another company.
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Re: Danger Areas

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:38 pm

It would seem to me that the best way for Waze to determine accident hotspots would be to look at the locations where the most accidents have been reported by wazers.
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Danger Areas

Postby davethepitt » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:37 am

I was reading this story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22193472

And it got me thinking of a possible route forward. Essentially a company has a list of the 100 accident blackspots for cyclists in London. They put this into their Sat-Navs and when lorries approach these "danger areas" it warns them.

This is a smart idea. We all lose a bit of concentration behind the wheel sometimes so imagine if Waze told us as we were approaching danger areas. That would be very useful.

Of course the issue would be getting that data. Obviously this company got it from somewhere and is licensing it but could there be a way of Waze users marking the map to say, "Danger Area" or "Accident Blackspot"? There might have to be a set of guidelines on what constitutes that but it could make things much safer for all of us. There may even be a central resource of this data in the hands of the Home Office that we can make use of.
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Re: Danger Areas

Postby scruffy151 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:23 am

CBenson wrote:It would seem to me that the best way for Waze to determine accident hotspots would be to look at the locations where the most accidents have been reported by wazers.


This sounds like a good idea to me. I have also seen it mentioned with regards to police reports.
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