Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaineseMan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:27 am

Location: London, England
Vehicle type: motorcycles

I apologise if someone's mentioned my points in this thread, but, based on my experience, a motorcycle setting would be helpful for two reasons. Firstly, it would prevent the motorcyclist from reporting inaccurate traffic conditions when they are filtering though traffic. Secondly, it would prevent the motorcyclist from being unnecessarily rerouted around standstill traffic - something that can be very frustrating for me as a rider when I know I can filter past the traffic anyway.

As for the American states who have made filtering (or 'lane splitting' in local jargon) illegal, I cannot see the point of wanting to own a motorcycle in the first place if you can't take advantage of its smaller size. There is a safe manner in performing this manoeuvre, so instead of banning it completely, the Americans should rather educate their drivers to be more aware of the things around them (the level of driving in most states is atrocious as it is compared Western Europe) as well as training motorcyclists how to filter safely.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaJoNel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:25 pm

Location: USA
Navigation type: Unpaved road (well-maintained, frequently-used gravel)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaJoNel » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:14 pm

This distinction is worthless because the road type appears as little more than a walking trail in the client.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaJoNel » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:49 pm

Yes, I know. However, many of the gravel roads in my area are major access routes. Many POI are unreachable without the use of these gravel roads. I was specifically referring to the visual appearance of these roads that make them quite nearly invisible in the client.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby danloeb » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:48 pm

I would be very happy to see bicycle and pedestrian added to the vehicle types even if they don't add any bike or walking trails. I find Waze incredible useful even when I am not in the car, and I continue to report accidents and the like when I do, but I know that the speed data I am creating is not helpful to motorists and I wish I could stop providing such misinformation.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaveNorton » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:44 pm

I'm currently trying to figure out if there is a way to enter a request for a "commercial route" or "truck route". Shortly, I will be driving a truck (moving furniture, etc.) to Long Island from Maryland. And it would be nice to have Waze route me such that it avoids roads I am not permitted to drive on (parkways). I know most of these, but having Waze do it would be helpful.

So yes. Having a vehicle type of "Commercial" that Waze would use to refine its route calculation would be helpful.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby davidg666 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:21 am

Karl_db wrote:Ireland:

I would like to see Bus / Taxi as an alternative. They both use bus lanes in Dublin particularly and will experience different traffic flows.

I'd second this, but just for taxis (if a bus driver doesn't know his route and is using Waze (or any GPS app) to route, then we're all in trouble :) ) - here in Dublin, taxis are allowed to use bus lanes and bus routes, so they'll typically go faster than normal traffic. There are also some roads that are one way only for cars and two-way for buses and taxis - so we get system-generated map errors caused by taxi drivers using Waze to go what looks to Waze like the wrong way up a one-way street.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby davipt » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:48 am

Country: Portugal

Over here and AFAIK there are only the following exceptions:

- the typical taxi/bus roads where some roads, or just one of the ways, are reserved for them. For both-way bus we try to set it as private or red arrows, for one-way bus we set the road only the other way and ignore when there is an automatic report when some smartass goes through the street illegally.

- there are some cars that were converted from gasoline to Liquefied petroleum gas and there are some tunnels and closed parkings (public free/paid and malls) where they are not allowed in.

So in simpler words, for Portugal I don't see any need for changes, unless you want to aim at the taxi market, which would be an amazing idea as there are always plenty of them and having them populating the traffic information of the big cities would be amazing!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby davipt » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:54 pm

syntax2600 wrote:I was going to suggest adding a police car / squad car.

Some of us Wazers drive those and rack up a ton of miles and map edits. and some of us even post our own police reports. :)


So I guess the first thing to ask is a Waze mood for Police, so we can see you driving on the map and avoid you ;) (not kidding, a Police mood could make sense, ask it!)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby davipt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:15 pm

harling wrote:In some jurisdictions, the police with whom Wazers concern themselves are more in the revenue business than the safety business (for whom case a "Police" mood would be self-defeating).


In some countries like Portugal the police is trying hard to clean up their "corrupt" image and are actively participating in the Internet, from supporting directly websites that collects all radars in Portugal (fixed and hot spots), as well as announcing in advance on their Facebook page the places they will perform stop/speed control operations.

The only thing remaining is to publish their unidentified vehicle license plates, but whoever really wants to know can easily discover them.

So I'm sure some of those cops will use Waze and would love to use the police mood.

They are heavily advertising on tv and magazines about "prevention". Of course there are always black sheeps looking for the ticket money at 3 in the morning.
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