Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby lucasmlessa » Wed May 07, 2014 12:58 pm

I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesians love motorcycles as much as they love cellphones. So you can imagine the end of this story...

Waze here has a MAJOR problem which is the motorcycle users... Waze should have different algorithm for cars and motorcycles.

Motorcycles in Indonesia are in millions, much more than cars, and they drive much faster, making the waze average traffic speed always incorrect.

Those users also go on Waze Map Editor and make small little pave ways as drivable, also messing up with the whole system and drive directions. :x

Waze please HELP with a solution for this problem! :?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Wed May 07, 2014 11:42 pm

Already in the works. This is in the same category as trucks. Quickly checking what vehicle types I can add restrictions to on a road, I get the following list:

Trucks
Public Transportation
Taxis
Buses
HOV-2 "High Occupancy Vehicle" with at least 2 people in the car
HOV-3 "High Occupancy Vehicle" with at least 3 people in the car
RV
Towing Vehicle
Motorcycles
Private Vehicle (I'm assuming this means your average car)
Hazardous Materials

If you missed my earlier comment, this isn't even in beta testing yet. They are just allowing us to add the data for when things reach that point.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Gulasz » Mon May 12, 2014 10:13 am

country - Poland
I use waze on motorbike, and usually I have totally different speed than car users,I think it will be very usefull to distinguish motorbikes and cars in your app.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby kar_lev » Sun May 18, 2014 1:38 pm

Hi There

How about pedestrian. It would be nice to use Waze when walking.
You'd need to take into account, times, sidewalks (or none) underground or bridge walkways
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby piouet » Sun May 18, 2014 2:33 pm

Hey,

I'm using waze with my private "normal" car and sometinmes with a camping car. In this second usage, it would be wonderful that Waze app manage seveal kind of vehicle. So, navigation will take into account height limitation when camping car mode is activated.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Sun May 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Rottame65 wrote:Country: Italy
I use waze with my scooter and in my hometown, Milan, scooters and motorbikes are allowed to run on most bus and taxi lane. It would be great if waze will recognize bus and taxi lanes allowed to other categories of vehicles.

Better don't.
You will create fake traffic jams and removed the correct ones.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Sun May 18, 2014 11:43 pm

petervdveen wrote:
Rottame65 wrote:Country: Italy
I use waze with my scooter and in my hometown, Milan, scooters and motorbikes are allowed to run on most bus and taxi lane. It would be great if waze will recognize bus and taxi lanes allowed to other categories of vehicles.

Better don't.
You will create fake traffic jams and removed the correct ones.


I'm not in a position to comment on anything other than the bare basics. But Waze works on restrictions, not allowances. So there is no "Taxi Lane". There is a lane that taxis are allowed to use. If Scooters or motorbikes are allowed to use them then they are not restricted.

I *SUSPECT* that the travel times will be calculated separately from taxis. So I think that the "scooter in a taxi lane" will only create traffic jams for other scooters who wish to use that taxi lane. And if that scooter can't get through, this is a good thing, In My Not so-humble Opinion.

I'm not in that part of the world, and cannot comment on how things will work in real-life versus how we model it.

An example: Local to me are some streets that are one way only during certain hours on school days. So we can program Waze to accept those limitations Monday through Friday, between certain dates. (School start to end.) It's not as good as knowing the entire schedule of the school for things like days off, but it's better than where we are now. So we go with the general rule, rather than the specific rule.

I suspect the same type of logic will apply here. Once again, the same restrictions apply. I can only speak to what I know first-hand. I am not a guru and cannot predict things in the future... Waze time for "soon" doesn't always correspond to real-life "soon". But I haven't even been involved with Waze long enough to know that first-hand...

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Mon May 19, 2014 4:35 am

ˆˆ I was commenting the to use of Waze on a scooter anyway. Not related to any vehicle type option.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Mon May 19, 2014 7:28 am

petervdveen wrote:ˆˆ I was commenting the to use of Waze on a scooter anyway. Not related to any vehicle type option.

Peter, it's always useful to split or edit the quoted text a bit...
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Tue May 20, 2014 9:37 pm

ˆˆ Not that easy in tapatalk :D
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