Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby yurasik2000 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:29 am

Motorcycle vehicle type is badly needed here in South Korea, as all Freeways are forbidden for them. But it would be fine if only Freeways were not available. There are a lot of motorway segments starting suddenly, where you can hardly notice road sign (or sign is too late to avoid motorway).
In Korea when motorcyclist do plan a long trip, they carefully create road map in advance, as most navigation apps ignore motorcyclists and suggest forbidden road instead.
I would really be glad to have motorcycle mode in the client, and possibility to map forbidden segments in the map editor.
Thanks!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby yrrabsille » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:50 am

Personally I think that the best way to solve this is to add more settings. HOV, commercial vehicle, etc. And then have the option to "save as vehicle 1". And then adjust your settings and "save this vehicle 2". For example, I might drive my car to work, or I might drive my motorcycle. And then when I get to work I drive a commercial vehicle. Just make it easy to switch between vehicles and people won't have to mess with the settings too much. Also, and this may already be true I don't know, if someone turns off the traffic data then it shouldn't collect traffic data on that person either. For example if they're riding a motorcycle.
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Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby yrrabsille » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:53 pm

Long-haul trucks stay with the flow of traffic
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Postby yrrabsille » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Someone at one time mentioned an "Other Vehicle" designation which would be good for anyone that might mess up traffic data. It could be used for School Buses, Motorcycles, Bicycles, Emergency Vehicles, etc. I think this would be a good idea for now. "Other Vehicles" would not generate any traffic data or effect the average speeds of roadways.

Since Waze is primarily a Commuter App, I think it's best to focus on completing that first. New features encourage carpooling and I think the next natural progression is fine-tuning HOV lane capabilities since it's directly related to commuting and carpooling.

After that, some simple features to make it appeal to commercial drivers, especially since they can/do contribute a tremendous amount of traffic data.


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Postby yrrabsille » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:40 am

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

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.


I use the HOV in Connecticut all the time and it's messing with the traffic data because I'm probably flying right by you when you're stuck in traffic.


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Postby yrrabsille » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:49 pm

Also, if time restrictions were at all possible, this would be a great feature for turn restrictions also. Many city streets have this.
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Postby yrrabsille » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:47 pm

HOV: This should be a Road Type in the drop-down menu of the editor or a checkbox. Then there could be a "Use HOV" setting. One of the problems with HOV's is that they're often "time/day sensitive" such as the one on 93 S going into Boston, but then there are ones like Rt 84 outside of Hartford, CT that are HOV all the time. Ideally, you would check the HOV box which would reveal the "Time Sensitive?" checkbox, which would reveal the Mon-Friday checkbox and the Morning and Evening time designations. It's a lot, but then again this IS a commuter app first and foremost.

Trucks/Buses/Commercial Vehicles: I think that there could be a "Commercial Vehicle Mode" setting, along with a "Commercial Vehicles Restricted" checkbox in the editor. Height and weight info would be way too much to keep accurately up to date.

Since HOV lanes are sort of made for buses too, they should not fall under any commercial vehicle restriction which is why I'd keep these two features separate.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby x-dream » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:00 am

Country: Israel.

We own a marketing business. We do have trucks that uses waze. We sure would like to see version for trucks.

Our local transportation rules have restrictions for:

1. Some roads are not for trucks.
2. Some roads allow trucks at certien hours.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby woyteck79 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Please make a mode to account for road signs i.e. low bridge, slope steepness and truck/lorry restrictions (or general weight limits).

New vehicle types:
truck/HGV/tralier/TIR - largest vehicle in normal traffic on the road.
Bus - usage for bus lanes
Van/Lorry/Delivery - vehicle above 3.5t but below 7.5t (often allowed in town centres)
Motorbike - treat data from them differently (allow passing traffic)
NO bicycles - maybe they need Waze for cyclists as separate server.
Emergency vehicle - allow all turns.
train/tram - navigation OFF, traffic reporting OFF.

Road types:
- separate unpaved road from 4x4 trail and add extra option to allow using 4x4 trails.
- get bus/taxi/motorbike lane type (could be with extra selection starting with BUS as default and ability to tick taxi and/or motorbike when needed)
- add HOV/express lanes.
- add tram tracks.

Add alerts:
- road surface damage (potholes)
- disaster area/ road closed/no go zone (route all traffic around it unless destination is within - but give warning)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby wisedraco » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:24 am

fvwazing wrote:Gas-savings are an interesting idea but foremost it is a can of worms. Waze needs elevationdata for that (could be derived from gpsdata but with a huge errormargin) and a LOT of variables on the car. Cars with regenerative braking or hybrids have complete opposite characteristics from combustion engines, for instance. I know of not a single navigation that masters it.


LOT of variables not need. very hard elevations is similarly fuel-wasting on any type of vehicle.
another side is - realization of that idea is resource consuming, and need to be new models and heights data. on another side - mostly all locals already know, where hills is it, and what he can route around that things. also i do not know, what big in reality is that problem, because i live in latvia, and there we practically not encounter with hills and so. as so there must be thinking and decision about - how large practical impact we have from that thing realizing. for example, many electric vehicles do not have recuperation mode, because in everyday traffic gettings from recuperation is very small. recuperation work good as speed increases, from city speeds it return in batterys in braking almost nothing, as fact...maybe there is similar situation?
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