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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:38 am

ChrisSeiler wrote:I also would love to have a [...] train mode as well ...

Waze would have to display the Rails again :|
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:57 am

An optional segment slope parameter or a "too steep" checkbox and corresponding client preference might be necessary for some vehicle types.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Sun May 05, 2013 8:58 am

srbhiscock wrote:A navigation type that would utilise a generic economy algorithm would be useful, perhaps avoiding lots of stop-start situations...

...and detouring shorter lower-ranked roads over much longer (and usually similarly fast, but often slower) routes over higher-ranked roads.

An economic route type was promised many months ago IIRC, and should IMHO be implemented regardless of the planned low-road-types-pruning replacement.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:22 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
torone wrote:police/firefigther/ambulance
While a good idea, what's to stop any average driver from using that mode?

A ticket for driving ilegally?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:36 am

yurasik2000 wrote:But it would be fine if only Freeways were not available.

AFAIK (and have just re-tested, at least on the INTL infrastructure) the "Avoid Highways" option actually avoids just Freeways, for at least one year long. Hope this helps you/them.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:54 pm

fvwazing wrote:... we will be lucky if trucks, cabs and more are actually supported before this thread is one year old.

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Aw sh*t, this thread IS one year old.

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Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:14 pm

Vehicletype: "Other vehicle" as a catchall for everything not foreseen. "Other" vehicles do not generate traffic/maperrors while they move around.

Vehicletype: cab/taxi
Roadtypeflag: taxi allowed. Taxis (with permit) are allowed to drive thru certain pedestrian zones. So - will a "pedestrian boardwalk" with taxis enabled be routable for taxis? Oh, and this is not allowed during shopping-times so time dependency please.
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Postby fvwazing » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:11 am

Please, do NOT add cyclists and pedestrians to the set. Any new vehicles should be able to drive (a subset of) the car-network.

(I previously argued that cabs should be able to navigate the pedestrian zone at certain times. That could be done with other types than pedestrian boardwalk.)
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Postby fvwazing » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:45 pm

TurnpikeWarrior wrote:I think the most logical solution is to disregard data from motorcyclists.


Not necessarily so.
If a MC is slow it could generate a jam. If it is faster than a (previously reported) jam it could be ignored. And every type of vehicle should have its own speedprofile for every segment as to not mess up speeddata for other vehicle types (until enough MC-data is collected the car-data applies).
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Postby fvwazing » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:54 pm

Vehicletype: emergency response vehicle (ambulance, firetruck)

In all(?) developed countries these vehicles are equipped with expensive custom-made GPS-units that rely on finetuned maps. In most developing countries this is not the case, and Waze could help them out. This type of vehicle would be able to drive anywhere a road is without triggering maperrors or clearing trafficjams. In handselected streets they could be allowed to drive AGAINST traffic (sirenes and flashlight assumed to be on). As an added extra they could be made visible flashing on the map and Wazers in their path could be warned to give way a minute in advance. (Yeah, I am awake - just daydreaming here).
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