Annying speed camera popups

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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby lmpessoa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:07 pm

I also have issues with the camera (and other) popups not because of their fequency but because of their size. I also go through ways with a camera every half KM(!) so the popup never closes. As a result, sometimes I can't see where I should make a turn until I'm nearly at it! I would be very glad if these popups could be smaller.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby danrspen » Mon May 13, 2013 2:25 pm

This is the kind of thing where we should err on the side of giving the user too much information. The point is to be aware of speed cameras.


The problem is that I'm getting less information with these popups since the popup completely hides the bit of map I'm currently driving in to. I use Waze for navigation not to avoid speed cameras.

The next version of the app will be more reliable with these alerts.


I'm guessing the "reliable" doesn't mean "option to disable"? :(

Can we at least make the easier to closer? The close button is tiny and right next to the huge "Not there" button making them difficult to close while driving.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun May 12, 2013 11:42 pm

The next version of the app will be more reliable with these alerts.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby jhenschen » Sun May 12, 2013 10:24 pm

My problem is that I don't get speed or red light camera sound alerts even when I'm speeding past the camera n(which, frankly, is usually). I get map routing sounds just fine. Just not when there's a camera, cop, speed trap, etc. I have a radar detector, but that doesn't help with the instant on laser the cameras have around here. One got me a couple of weeks ago and Waze never warned me.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby sketch » Fri May 10, 2013 7:38 pm

Pathfinder92 wrote:It would be nice if once you verified that the camera is there, it would only notify you if you were exceeding the speed limit.

The problem with that is if you exceed the speed limit only after passing the point where the alert would have originally popped up.

As it stands, if you pass that point going under the limit, you get a pop-up but no audible notification. If you then accelerate, you still don't get the voice notification (you should, I think). At least you have the pop-up, though.

If Waze decided not to show the pop-up when you pass that point under the speed limit, either it'd be like now and you'd be SOL with no alert at all, or the app would have to warn you at the point you exceeded the limit, which may be too late.

The speed cameras here are used in populated urban areas. Populated urban areas have stoplights. Sometimes speed camera alerts show up when I'm pulling up to one of these stoplights. If I don't get notified of an upcoming speed camera, I might accelerate away from that light and past the speed limit just in time to hit the camera.

This is the kind of thing where we should err on the side of giving the user too much information. The point is to be aware of speed cameras. Make it an option, maybe, but don't make the alert conditional like that for everyone.


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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby Pathfinder92 » Fri May 10, 2013 5:20 pm

It would be nice if once you verified that the camera is there, it would only notify you if you were exceeding the speed limit.
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby danrspen » Wed May 01, 2013 2:46 pm

sketch wrote:Make it an option if anything though. I like the reminders. And I certainly don't want them to time out until I am good and clear of them.


Agreed it should be an option, I can see why some people would like it. Especially in areas where speed cameras aren't as pervasive as they are around here.

I'm tempted to take a clone of the git repo and do myself a build without the speed camera popups!
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Re: Annying speed camera popups

Postby sketch » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:35 pm

Make it an option if anything though. I like the reminders. And I certainly don't want them to time out until I am good and clear of them.
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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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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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