Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby noonnoon » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:41 am

It has probably mentioned before but if a motorcycle mode is ever added, then waze needs an option to run in background. I don't use much navigation in my home town when riding but I would like to hear alerts.
No point keeping screen on when using headphones and phone is in the pocket but without navigation waze will shut down after some time.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby obananas » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:07 pm

HOV vehicle type definitely needs to be added. I commute on the LIE in Long Island NY
we have a HOV land and since there is no differentiation between it and the main freeway all traffic reports are combined. During rush hr waze often reports incorrect traffic. The main freeway is traveling below 10 mph and the HOV lane is clear. It starts to make waze useless.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:11 pm

Country: USA
Desired New Vehicle Type: Bicycle
Desired New Roadway: Bicycle Path

:)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:14 pm

cherianchris wrote:Another suggestion to enhance the fun factor while using Waze: Could you add an M1Abrams Battle Tank to the Client please? People all over the world would love it.. :smile:

Oh, yeah.

I want one.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:21 pm

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

How exactly are bicycles different in this discussion from long-haul trucks? Restrictions on where they can drive, potential impact to the average speed on the chosen roadway, etc. I would consider it an advantage while driving to know that both are on my route.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:01 pm

fvwazing wrote:Bicycles would need so many extra connections, they would double the volume of the map where I live. All that trouble - to plan a trafficfree route for cyclists. They don't get stuck in traffic, anyway. Before they do get stuck in traffic they cut a corner over a boardwalk. Even if you managed to present them with a perfect route they would ignore it. (I know because I am a parttime cyclist myself). Not worth the trouble. Do not bother with bicycles until - well, until the last street has housenumbers (another way to say never).

Trucks would need only a handful of changes to existing roads to make them perfectly happy.

OK

I'm still fairly new here, but I can still see a way for bicycles to be added without a lot of the unnecessary data you are envisioning. The same restrictions for trucks (streets yes/no is the primary I can think of) can be duplicated for bicycles, so there is not a lot of additional coding required.

I am not recommending that Waze be turned into a cycling app. No, no and no. I am suggesting that the data from bicycles can be taken into consideration for motorists just as the truck data being discussed. There is another discussion regarding motorcycles that reflects this, too - make sure they don't corrupt the automotive data when they are inaccurately influencing the average speed of a segment.

That some motorcyclists and bicyclists choose to ignore the rules of the road, is actually immaterial - Waze doesn't do anything of the kind with autos, why other vehicle types? Here in the USA, most states mandate that bicyclists largely follow the automotive rules when it comes to riding on streets, obeying traffic signs, signalling, etc. That doesn't stop some of them from breaking those rules, just as traffic signs don't stop drivers from speeding or performing any manner of stupid human tricks on the road.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:15 pm

fvwazing wrote:It may be different in the states - but DUTCH cyclists are notorious!

All the more reason to know where they are. ;) :lol:
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby oldgnome » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:18 pm

fvwazing wrote:Dude, they are in front/left/right & on top of you.

Dang, I miss Europe.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Olestas » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:59 am

+ Public transport mode, so it does not report wrong turns.

+ Ferry (road type) / Avoid ferry.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Olestas » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:18 am

Yep, no pedestrians or bicycles. They are already cluttering GPS points with walks through some places not driveable.
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