Annying speed camera popups

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Annying speed camera popups

Postby ascent » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:47 pm

Hi guys,

I find the speed camera verification popup frequency quite annoying. Every day I get the same old confirmation "camera not there" whilst travelling to/from work.

Would it be possible to limit each camera verification to once a week. If the "status quo" has changed then ask more people for verification to confirm the truth.

With that in mind, we should have a "yes its there" button (now shut up for another week).

Cheers guys.
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Annying speed camera popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:54 pm

It's not a popup specifically to gather data on whether the camera is there or not. It's not about camera verification. The primary purpose is to alert you to the fact that the camera is there at all. Waze gives you the option, as a secondary function, to report that the camera doesn't actually exist.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby ascent » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Oh I see. Thanks for the reply.

The thing is, its a sort of map editing feature, and the only one built into the waze app.

Maybe it should just do bong sound & do a radar flash of the camera in question. Then leave reporting or editing via normal methods like anything else in waze.

Then again perhaps I'm the only one that it annoys. :roll:
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:55 pm

ascent wrote:The thing is, its a sort of map editing feature, and the only one built into the waze app.

I think you're correct. It is the only app function which can have an immediate effect on the state map tile data. I think that there needs to be some more thought put around this functionality, both in terms of what's presented to the user, and what happens on the back-end. Personally I'd like to see the "Not There" simply open a Map Issue report rather than potentially disable the camera right away. There also need to be more granular settings on the app to control popups/alerts/sounds for different types of events/reports, etc.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby dips-y » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:31 pm

This thing is very very annyoying. At the very least it should be placed right at the top of the map or the side, at the moment it takes up a large section of the main screen. There should be an option to turn this off or at the very least move it from the central view of the user.

The other very annoying thing is that it always asks me to download simon voice app and each time I say NO. But it keeps asking me again every time I log in !
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby kentsmith9 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:05 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:There also need to be more granular settings on the app to control popups/alerts/sounds for different types of events/reports, etc.

I completely agree that most people who travel through an areas with speed or red light cameras are already VERY aware of their presence since this is supposed to be a nav tool more for commuters. :mrgreen:

If I had a route with one of these camera, I might pull out the rest of my hair dismissing this icon every day.

Maybe if the client could remember the last time it displayed the camera warning and then have the option to not repeat the warning again for a month or at least a week. At a minimum maybe there can be an option to have the timeout to dismiss the camera warning be shortened to 2 seconds so it does not disrupt the commuter who already knows its there.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby danrspen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:22 pm

These popups drive me nuts; the blue radar flash on the map is enough.

I've missed turnings several times because of these popups hiding the road. Leaning over my dash to try and hit the close button while keeping my eyes on the road and figure out where my turning is often verging on dangerous.

It's bad enough to make me consider moving to a different GPS. If Google Maps (iOS) had a decent implementation of favorite places I'd of switched just to avoid the speed camera popups!
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:29 pm

Use the verbal nav guidance and you shouldn't have to look at the screen. Plenty of motorcyclists use Waze zipped up in a pocket.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby danrspen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:39 pm

Not really the ideal solution.

There's plenty of places in my city (Leeds, UK) with complex junctions where "stay right", "turn left" could be easily misinterpreted. I generally run Waze with the sound off and use the on screen map.

I've discovered an option to turn off speed cameras in the settings, hopefully that will disable the popups; I'll find out on my way home tonight. Again not ideal as it means I won't see any speed camera information, but better than having the map obscured by the popups constantly.

For reference, this is the number of speed cameras on one of the roads I drive. You can see why the popups rapidly become a problem.

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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby ncjharris » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:45 pm

FWIW, I would echo this.

My regular route on the M25 has several camera's - including some bogus ones that someone keeps adding back in! - which means that the pop ups can be there more often than not.
In addition, I've noticed that it doesn't always give me the verbal warning as well as the visual one. Not too sure how I disabled this (if at all).
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