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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby davipt » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:51 pm

lakeyboy wrote:Just thought of this suggestion while driving today.

I drove onto a toll road (on purpose) while I had Waze set to avoid them. Currently with that setting on, Waze will pretend the toll road does not exist at all on the map while you drive on it (It does the same thing as would driving somewhere where Waze has no map data). I personally think that instead, Waze should calculate and route you the shortest way to get off the toll road, then resume normal navigation with no tolls.

Is this something that is being worked on or is it just the way the 'avoid toll roads' feature is programmed?


Last time I did something like this Waze was re-routing me for each single segment and terminating my route at the end of the segment. Meaning I'd be on the freeway, and when arriving at the next node (junction with ramp, or even just a two segment junction), the client would say "you have reached your destination". Then it would try to re-route again, pick the next segment, and repeat the instruction cycle.

In my case it may have happened because I've set *all* segments as toll, from the first ramp where you can't leave anymore without paying, until the last ramp or segment where a free entry joins.

Haven't tried this for several months though.

I still have the issue where the Waze client prefers to drive *against the traffic* on a *locked freeway* just to avoid the toll, because the given *illegal and deadly* route is just 10KM, whilst the only free alternative is 180KM long :o
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby lakeyboy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:52 pm

Just thought of this suggestion while driving today.

I drove onto a toll road (on purpose) while I had Waze set to avoid them. Currently with that setting on, Waze will pretend the toll road does not exist at all on the map while you drive on it (It does the same thing as would driving somewhere where Waze has no map data). I personally think that instead, Waze should calculate and route you the shortest way to get off the toll road, then resume normal navigation with no tolls.

Is this something that is being worked on or is it just the way the 'avoid toll roads' feature is programmed?
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby shirlig » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:08 pm

Hi Wazers,

We added toll roads in New Caledonia & South Africa!

Enjoy,

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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby shirlig » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:00 pm

Hurray! Toll roads have been enable in Mexico!
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby davipt » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:00 pm

g0wfv wrote:I would like to see an 'avoid toll roads' option on a per journey basis.


If avoid-toll is enabled, only the first alternative is toll-free. The second and third, if any, may have tolls (with the indicator as stated in the other message).
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby g0wfv » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:56 pm

fvwazing wrote:Or an indicator, like this? If you get a list of alternatives it is in there too.

ImageUploadedByTapatalk1358690532.288586.jpg

Do you know, I've never noticed that! I'll get back in my box then :D
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby g0wfv » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:46 pm

I've not read the whole thread, so apologies if this has been requested previously!

After a journey which involved a suggested route along the M6 toll, I enabled the avoid toll option to get a more 'pocket friendly' route, only to 'forget' to disable it on a journey where the expected route would have been the Dartford Crossing. The suggested route on that trip was via the Blackwall Tunnel, thus doing what it should, but not an ideal route for me!

I would like to see an 'avoid toll roads' option on a per journey basis. Some toll roads I prefer to avoid (ie M6 toll) whereas others I don't mind as the alternative route is a little convoluted (ie Dartford Crossing or Humber Bridge!)

Perhaps a popup that only appears if the global avoid is unselected and the route suggested then contains a toll road?
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:57 pm

Umm...."potato"? :) (Irish parents)
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby shirlig » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:24 pm

Toll roads feature has been enabled in Ireland!
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Re: Toll roads option in the client

Postby davipt » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:16 am

ottonomy wrote:I would like to see some differentiation in settings based upon whether a toll road is automated-only (no pay booths, but only sensors for on-board chips or transponders, like FastTrak) or a traditional toll road, where one can pay at a booth on a one-time basis. I don't mind paying for toll roads on occasion, when they will save me a great deal of time, so I leave the "avoid toll roads" setting switched to off. The problem is, sometimes Waze will direct me onto a toll road which has no option to pay as I go, and I have to figure out on the fly how to get out of the situation. In some cases, the "toll road" is actually just a toll lane, separated by some kind of barrier from the main road. When I don't enter that lane after Waze has instructed me to, because I have not got the required transponder device in my vehicle, Waze doesn't understand that I am now driving parallel on the main road instead, and as such will fail to give me the correct exit instructions, as the toll lanes sometimes exit to the left, and at different locations from the main road.


I think there are too many combinations to ever be able to get all that logic into a client, any client. I do understand you completely on the electronic only tolls - we've also got since some years in Portugal those electronic only billable sensors that forces people to buy the sensors - or even worse, forces the Spaniard to buy a Portuguese sensor just to enter our country, wth?!? - but at the end people should just buy the sensor (*) and on the client just decide to take a toll and pay or not. I've seen crazier requests like time based tolls or number-of-people-in-the-car based tolls and what not. It would be a slippery slop. Then what about an option on the client to say "I'd pay up to x amount of money" ;)

(*) unless using the sensor becomes more expensive than paying cache or with a card. Here in Portugal the sensor is tied to the debit card, so it's exactly the same price, and the sensor itself can be bought for something like €20 or €25 or paid monthly. And I know people that refuses to buy the sensor or to pay with any card for privacy concerns, but hey it's a public road and your car has a licence plate, what do you mean privacy? ;)
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