Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby BridgeAce » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:04 am

I find waze especially useful when I cycle somewhere instead of driving. You can pair up with your online Facebook friends much more easily.

But, it probably wreaks havoc with the waze maps (especially in towns and cities) so a transport-type button might lead to less map errors.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ndscable » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:36 am

gadgetech3142 wrote:
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We have the same situation (HOV/HOT lanes) in Houston on I-10, and they are adding it to US-290. We have HOV lanes all over town, most of which reverse direction depending on the time of day.

There are also a few major side roads that have center lanes that reverse direction depending on traffic and/or time of day. (yes, I know, this one should go on the Map forum, I'm just saying it would be nice to be able to warn people coming from the correct direction of hazards in that lane.)

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I have to second this. I'm sure this is being worked on but I too live in Houston and I-10 and some of our other highways have a few quirks with HOV lanes. For instance, depending on the time of day and day of the week, I-10's HOV lane on each side switches to being a toll lane. If we could have checks to state what days of the week and times to set the time of day that this happens would be extremely helpful to HOV drivers.
Also, I used to live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. They had an HOV lane on the north and south side of the bay that was designated as HOV during high traffic times of the day only (and day of the week, M-F). During all the rest of the time anyone, single passenger or not, could use the lane without penalty. This was also the case north of Hartford, CT on I-91.

While this would add a lot of flags to highway segments, Lvl 5 editors shouldn't have a problem handling this.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:36 am

ictag wrote:I find waze especially useful when I cycle somewhere instead of driving. You can pair up with your online Facebook friends much more easily.

But, it probably wreaks havoc with the waze maps (especially in towns and cities) so a transport-type button might lead to less map errors.
Waze is NOT for use on bicycles. You are contributing false data to the maps & since Waze is designed to route you from Point A to Point B as fast as possible, the app will route you on higher value roads (those that can support more traffic at higher speeds, etc).
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:45 am

squeedps wrote:Also, I used to live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. They had an HOV lane on the north and south side of the bay that was designated as HOV during high traffic times of the day only (and day of the week, M-F). During all the rest of the time anyone, single passenger or not, could use the lane without penalty. This was also the case north of Hartford, CT on I-91.
The HOV Lanes in Hartford, CT (I-91 north of the city & I-84 east of the city) are not open to single occupant cars at any time.

The time-based restrictions we are currently beta testing (in the beta editor and sometimes on the app) will support reversible lanes (as long as they are on a set schedule). Vehicle-type restrictions (also in beta editor testing only) can also have a time component so a road segment can be HOV2+ (or 3+) during certain hours an open to all at other times.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby BridgeAce » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:56 pm

AndyPoms wrote:
ictag wrote:I find waze especially useful when I cycle somewhere instead of driving. You can pair up with your online Facebook friends much more easily.
Waze is NOT for use on bicycles.

Oh. Ok.
But my guess is that may have been the original reason for waze but that it's being increasingly used by pedestrians and cyclists because of the the cool new Facebook features. Particularly in Europe.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:30 pm

ictag wrote:But my guess is that may have been the original reason for waze but that it's being increasingly used by pedestrians and cyclists because of the the cool new Facebook features. Particularly in Europe.


Alas, we will find them in the traffic accident statistics, like these:

https://www.google.nl/search?q=pedestri ... 1&ie=UTF-8
https://www.google.nl/search?q=pedestri ... t&safe=off

Waze will guide you into the fastest traffic BY DESIGN. Add to that a lowered level of awareness, induced by Facebook-usage...
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby BridgeAce » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:40 pm

fvwazing wrote:Alas, we will find them in the traffic accident statistics, like these:

https://www.google.nl/search?q=pedestri ... 1&ie=UTF-8
https://www.google.nl/search?q=pedestri ... t&safe=off


OMG...I never used waze to navigate cycling or walking in town. That is crazy! You know the way already.
But waze is good for seeing which of your friends are also wandering around in town/cycling-to-work.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:19 pm

Does it? I am told it shows your friends going to the same destination, in the final stages of their trip.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Nikiburton » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:36 pm

In Spain there are some streets of exclusive use for electrical cars. Can this category be added?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby everylastbyteltd » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:01 am

How about a little person for when walking, and a Train one that follows the train routes? :D

Also can you add in a black car that isn't a smart car? I've got a black Fiesta (new style) add one of them for me? 8-)
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