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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby aigarslv » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:21 pm

For Latvia we would only need truck navigation - because we very often have accidents involving truck drivers from other countries, who try to pass under bridges with trucks that are taller than allowed. So it would be perfect to be able to add allowed car/truck height value to a segment (so truck can be routed around that segment before it is too late). Also many roads are restricted for trucks.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby akajime » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:17 pm

Motorcycle - 250 cc and above
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:15 am

shellshock2872 wrote:Where can I get the beta

Invite only. I've posted in other threads, even in the last week, about some criteria Waze may use to invite editors to be part of the beta testing.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:54 pm

noney82 wrote:excuse me for being lazy and not reading all 19 pages of thread but... if i select 'car type' as a truck does that mean it uses routes that are truck friendly or is it just purely for illustration purposes?

If you mean the icons in the app for how you see your vehicle, that is purely graphical and nothing else. In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:07 pm

slandrum wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote: In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.


I hope that they avoid roads that do restrict those vehicles and route on roads that don't!

I know, it's just a simple typo. :)

Lol, you're right! Bad typo. :oops:
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby alexmlehmann » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:01 pm

Hi, I know this is an old thread but I'm really new to Waze in the first place and I'm not sure what happened from here on out. I live and work in California, USA, where it's legal to split lanes and pass by cars. Switching Waze to motorcycle CA mode would be really important. Things that I would expect in that mode are:

- all visuals are spoken (like "police officer reported coming up in 500 feet") since most riders rely on audio only
- ability to set level of audio-feedback (how often would you like to be warned "100/200/500 feet" etc.)
- lane-splitting legal or not? If so, don't account speed, or allow the user to manually switch between lane splitting or not
- ability to report things through voice

Anyway, maybe part of this is in development and I'd be glad if someone can point me in the right directions.

Thanks, Lx
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby alexs001 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:56 am

AndyPoms wrote:Country: USA (but I think this list can apply to all)

Vehicle Type: Truck
Associated Segment Flag: No Trucks
Notes: HOWEVER, this has to be implemented better than the "Toll Road" flag. It needs to be limited to 2nd level Area Managers (those with more than 100,000 edits) & Country Mangers. This is to prevent abuse because in the US, there are Roads that are "No Trucks" (think things like Parkways) & "No Thru Trucks" (Think residential streets - HOWEVER it is legal to drive a truck on these streets - just not legal to use it as a cut-through to get somewhere else). Regular users should not have access to this flag because everyone will be flagging the street they live on as "No Trucks" because no one likes trucks on their street. I also agree with Hypersky75 about further restrictions (weight, height, width, hazmat, etc) be awesome to have, but too complicated to handle.
Hypersky75 wrote:There is also the question of weight, size, and hazardous material restrictions, but I think that would be too complicated for now (unless you guys are up for it!).
The more truckers we can get on the service, the more data Waze will get simply based on the amount of hours/miles these drivers go in a given day. The truck mode could also differentiate between trucks slowing down on a hill (cars maintaining normal speed) and a traffic jam (all vehicle types slowing) - Maintaining a "Truck average speed" on these segments. This same exact system could also apply to RVs - most of which, based on height & weight and the fact some have airbrakes, technically qualify as Commercial Vehicles, but are exempt from all the DOT restrictions/licensing (a sore spot with truckers).
One problem I can see with restricting this to high-level editors, is that many of them will not have the specific knowledge as to which routes are approved for truck traffic. Perhaps editors should have to log miles as a truck before editing rights can be granted for these parameters. Of course, this introduces another whole layer of complexity to the user privileges system.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby andnym » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:27 pm

Sweden:

I suggest to add the possibility to avoid roads allowed for non studded tyres only. There are such roads in Stockholm. And the law in Sweden requires vehicles to have winter tyres on during the winter period. Som people like myself use studded tyres and if I navigate with Waze it sometimes directs me to these roads where I'm not allowed to drive with my car.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndreaDFC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Italy: there are a lot of road where you cannot drive with trucks or buses and there also are a lot of roads where you cannot drive at variable hours of the day, with almost every kind of vehicle.
If Waze could help to solve this problems when you drive, I think it could become a really more widespread navigator!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Country: USA (but I think this list can apply to all)

Vehicle Type: Truck
Associated Segment Flag: No Trucks
Notes: HOWEVER, this has to be implemented better than the "Toll Road" flag. It needs to be limited to 2nd level Area Managers (those with more than 100,000 edits) & Country Mangers. This is to prevent abuse because in the US, there are Roads that are "No Trucks" (think things like Parkways) & "No Thru Trucks" (Think residential streets - HOWEVER it is legal to drive a truck on these streets - just not legal to use it as a cut-through to get somewhere else). Regular users should not have access to this flag because everyone will be flagging the street they live on as "No Trucks" because no one likes trucks on their street. I also agree with Hypersky75 about further restrictions (weight, height, width, hazmat, etc) be awesome to have, but too complicated to handle.
Hypersky75 wrote:There is also the question of weight, size, and hazardous material restrictions, but I think that would be too complicated for now (unless you guys are up for it!).
The more truckers we can get on the service, the more data Waze will get simply based on the amount of hours/miles these drivers go in a given day. The truck mode could also differentiate between trucks slowing down on a hill (cars maintaining normal speed) and a traffic jam (all vehicle types slowing) - Maintaining a "Truck average speed" on these segments. This same exact system could also apply to RVs - most of which, based on height & weight and the fact some have airbrakes, technically qualify as Commercial Vehicles, but are exempt from all the DOT restrictions/licensing (a sore spot with truckers).

Segment Type: Ferry
Associate Client Setting: Avoid Ferry
Notes: Simple implementation similar to Toll Roads, more complex implementation could support Ferry Schedules (similar to how advertiser pins have the Open/Closed displayed). Will bring up questions related to Seasonal/Year Round (and emergency closures), and Free/Pay (could be handled with the existing Toll Flag). The existing, fragmented, implementation of Ferries doesn't work well as they are not always mapped based on area & those that are are not mapped with any consistent style. It needs to be said that once, on a trip from Hartford, CT to New London, CT Waze directed me to drive from Hartford to New London, get on the Ferry to Long Island, take the Ferry to Long Island, get off the Ferry on Long Island, turn around, get back on the Ferry, go back to New London & proceed to my destination - which was no where near the ferry terminal. There are also 2 smaller seasonal ferries in CT which also close when the Connecticut River floods (which happens at least once or twice a year).

Segment Properties: Time based restrictions.
Notes: Been discussed many times. Basically the ability to set road direction (two-way, one-way) or turn restrictions that are dependent on the day of the week and/or time of day.

Segment Properties: HOV restrictions.
Notes: Been discussed many times. Basically the ability to route qualifying vehicles on certain routes. In Connecticut, HOV lanes are restricted to 1) Passenger Vehicles with 2+ people (counting driver), 2) All Motorcycles, 3) All Buses (public, school & private). Restrictions vary from place to place & based on time of day/day of week (see above). Lower on my priority list because no one really uses the few we have in CT now - BUT this is probably top priority for may other areas.
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