Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby harling » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:43 pm

Borgholio wrote:Sometimes Waze will take a zig-zag course through side streets because it believes it will be quicker than going a slightly longer way over primary streets. It doesn't factor in all the left turns and stop signs that slow things down.

Actually it does factor in turning delays... when that data is available. When/if you can afford to take the time, driving those suggested routes a few times will provide Waze with that information, and it will "learn" that taking those side-streets isn't such a bargain after all.

(This assumes there are no problems with the map--e.g., wrongly restricted turns, disconnected roads--along the better route.)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndreaDFC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Italy: there are a lot of road where you cannot drive with trucks or buses and there also are a lot of roads where you cannot drive at variable hours of the day, with almost every kind of vehicle.
If Waze could help to solve this problems when you drive, I think it could become a really more widespread navigator!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby bedo2991 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:32 pm

I support Truck mode (with a "No truck"/"Truck allowed" flag like the toll one). If you want to do thing in a scalable way you may add "Size limitations" that can be set in the editor (no Campers, Truck, Vans, Buses) and in the client.
Include Taxy/Bus/Emergency Service and add another type of street that can be taken by these drivers only. Moreover don't generate Map Problems, automatic traffic reports and don't gather GPS traces while in this mode.
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Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ChrisSeiler » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:48 pm

I agree wirh fbwazing's idea of th emergency vehicles.
I also would love to have a bike and train mode as well as a ferry street type
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby speedyranger » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:29 pm

i like to see the truck mode :mrgreen:
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby siilhhhi » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:45 am

There was many funny ideas starting from tuk-tuk bikes and ending with spaceship, I liked them a much. :D Anyway I suggest keep Waze map simple and clear! If there is power for software development - we have lot of good ideas in Waze forum.

IRL case: Accident on freeway, traffic jam and what did truck drivers? They tried to use smaller alternative roads, but as they cannot drive on ice and snow, they blocked roads and collapsed all rerouting system for normal cars. Trucks just cannot drive on snow and ice if they do not have winter tires (M+S)! Of course situation in countries is different, but s-t happens. Truck routing is not easy!

Please remind also that 99% of new trucks have their own navigation systems from factory!
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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: Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby cherianchris » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:09 am

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

Waze would have to display the Rails again :|

Magnetic Levitation is always an option..

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby txemt » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:39 am

I'd like to see a wambulance. Given that there are quite a few medics that edit and waze to get to an emergency call, I'd like to see that option.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby aigarslv » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:21 pm

For Latvia we would only need truck navigation - because we very often have accidents involving truck drivers from other countries, who try to pass under bridges with trucks that are taller than allowed. So it would be perfect to be able to add allowed car/truck height value to a segment (so truck can be routed around that segment before it is too late). Also many roads are restricted for trucks.
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