New iphone version 1.7

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Re: New iphone version 1.7

Postby pivale » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:00 am

Is it possible to have waze still working in sleep mode (with the screen off after pressing the shutdown button)?

My problem is that whenever I get an alert or SMS, this seems to break the always on mode from waze, and iphone will enter sleep mode without my notice. It then breaks the GPS and data connections and I get lost somewhere 300km off-course (just kidding :P)

Just my 2 cents...
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Re: New iphone version 1.7

Postby Shorty-CM » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:19 pm

I turned auto-lock off a long time ago because of this. I guess they could periodically poll the device to see if they're still blocking auto-lock. Or maybe they can't. Anyway, I turned it off and I don't mind hitting the button to lock it myself.
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Re: New iphone version 1.7

Postby zebostoneleigh » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:37 pm

In an ideal world (which we don't have and likely never will), every person in every car would be feeding data to a central database (like waze) of driving conditions. Then the averages would be as claimed (more accurate than the fallible human). Unfortunately (if you desire such an accurate GPS guidance system) such is not the case.

At the present time, the data Waze uses is far to sparse (at least in my community) to turn over all my routing choices to it (if my goal is speedy transit between two points that I already know... over terrain with which I'm intimately familiar). The theoretcal world where the compter's math ability trumps unformed human navigation is a long way off (not because the math is faulty, but because the data is insuficcient.

Waze learns - and for that I'm greatful. I hope it's learning from others, and I sense that I've taught it a thing or two (by driving routes that are/were better than the route it suggested.
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