Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby HonzaCzech » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:04 am

Bay Area, CA

Motorcycle mode

Today i was riding my motorcycle from work (hwy237/Great America) to Race St. at San Jose. I could have went thru Hwy 101-Hwy87-hwy260-race street (10 min max, even in traffic), it was guiding me thru Santa Clara streets to avoid 101.
I can go thru traffic without problems, and I am using waze for accident reports, possible police radar an other conditions on the road, but I am not very interested in traffic since I am all of the time in the carpool lane going 50-60mph while others go 20-30mph.

So motorcycle mode would be pretty cool

Thank you waze
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:52 am

There is a 60:1 chance that not the busdriver but a passenger is wazing. Just saying.
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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 karl_db » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:04 am

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.
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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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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby harling » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:41 am

syntax2600 wrote:
davipt wrote: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!)

I'd use a police mood. Why not?

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).
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby syntax2600 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:32 am

davipt wrote:
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!)


It's not a bad idea at all. I personally like the idea of creating a police awareness. If people slow down and potentially create an opportunity for a decrease in crashes and what not I'm all for it.

I'd use a police mood. Why not?



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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby orbitc » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:08 pm

davipt wrote:
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!)

What about fireman? and EMT?
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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 syntax2600 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:45 pm

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. :)
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