How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby Atlas85 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:04 pm

I don’t know where Ajaydkulkarni is from, but most of the crossings here are WAY TOO complicated to also add traffic lights. This would destroy cartouche, as this would mess up complete sections and crossings. Many of our junctions/crossroads have over 15 traffic lights, and than also separate traffic lights for buses or tram etc. Taking a left or right turn is also not influenced by whether there are or aren’t any traffic lights present. You have to make the turn anyway.
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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby anand999 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:47 pm

I'd love to see traffic lights added, just for the fact that traffic lights can make a big difference in how long a certain route takes. A route that takes a mile or two longer may actually be quicker if you hit fewer traffic lights than the shorter route.

I don't expect Waze to use traffic lights when it calculates routing because there are way too many variables (e.g. some lights behave differently depending on the time of day). However, it would be awesome if you could draw a route manually and then have Waze tell you the total distance and how many lights you'd encounter.
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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby Ajaydkulkarni » Tue May 01, 2012 6:41 am

That was a wonderful interaction on this forum on my suggession. Honestly, I also did not think about all what was expressed. When I threw the topic on the forum, the only thoughts in my mind were
1. It will help "landmarking" when we give directions (I am from Mumbai, India). We Indians have habit of asking for directions, rather than checking on maps (As maps have been not easily accessible and not updated). So when someone asks, we give directions with help of landmarks and relative distance/direction from the same. e.g. 3 rd left turn from the temple or go straight ahead and turn right on 2nd traffic lights. So bringing on lights will benefit in giving directions

2. Second was factoring in the time one will have to wait at lights which will improve the accuracy of ETA. (However, I understood later, that this has already been taken care of.

Thanks for a very very informative dialogue and diverse points of view with which I agree because, I am a wazer on one side and also managing IT on another. So best is balance between both. Best of luck to Waze.

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How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby Ajaydkulkarni » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:20 am

I request you to also capture and display the traffic lights/signals wherever they are. You can also request users to mark the traffic lights spot so as to populate them faster.

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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby AchterHetStuur » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:22 pm

@mizter6

you should've read the posting op fvwazing. He tells that waze uses a waitingtime that depends on the turn you're going to make.
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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby AchterHetStuur » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:47 am

waynemcdougall wrote:
jvdmeer wrote:[...]

PS: Is there an Wiki page (or an forum post) with all the rules used for routing?


Your wish is granted

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/How_ ... tes_routes


You're an example of the strength of a community. Thanks for this page.
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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby AchterHetStuur » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:49 am

fvwazing wrote:For all that it's worth: Waze recognizes TL right now. Stopping, waiting near a junction, different waitingtimes for going in different directions. What more do you need? Ok, you do not hear directions like "at the next trafficlight, go right" but that would not justify the extra trouble, in my opinion.


I hear all new positive things about Waze, but where are all these characteristics mentioned?
I mean, I heard last week Waze uses .5 hour-blocks for avg speed determiniation. Now I hear Waze uses the average waiting time for different directions.

These are very good points, why don't you shout this from the rooftops? (literally translated from a dutch expression)

PS: What about someone mentioning on the forum, that there is a 5-sec penalty for each junction you pass?
PS: Is there an Wiki page (or an forum post) with all the rules used for routing?
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Re: How about adding Traffic Lights/Signals

Postby AchterHetStuur » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:03 am

I think traffic lights are a good idea. Ofcourse we don't have to draw every single light in Cartouche, But just a properties box at a junction with a checkbox.

I think that it provides better route-calculations by providing (for example) a 15sec fine for junctions with traffic-lights. And the spoken directions can be improved also as earlier stated.

Maybe, someone should post it on uservoice
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