briandb1222 wrote:It would not destroy...all intersections are the same. You can either turn left or right, sometimes though, there is the odd intersection, but that's not very often, and it wouldn't mess anything up. The only difference is, the voice routing would go "At the next traffic light, turn left.' Here in the USA, we typically have 4 lights, sometimes 5...sometimes.
I don't know why you would want to add 15 traffic lights to an intersection anyways. You'd just need one light per intersection and it would apply to all streets that connect (or even, you could be able to set which streets the light doesn't effect).
jvdmeer wrote: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?
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.
anand999 wrote: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.
briandb1222 wrote:The traffic jam reported at an intersection may not be always due to a traffic light. Could have been traffic due to a wreck, or cops arresting someone. A traffic jam at an intersection may not automatically register to the user as a traffic light, and, traffic data is reflected by previous users that have taken that route recently, so it is not very accurate.
briandb1222 wrote:traffic data is reflected by previous users that have taken that route recently, so it is not very accurate.
briandb1222 wrote:I don't care what you want.
briandb1222 wrote:Adding traffic lights is beneficial, for one, the Wazer will know which intersection has lights at (just a heads up, yeah.)
briandb1222 wrote:Also, some people DO give directions by traffic lights. Maybe the destination isn't found on Waze, but someone tells the Wazer to go through Unicorn Lane and Shut the H Up Blvd. Well, guess what, it is safer to see if those two streets are traffic light controlled, then for the Wazer to be looking at his GPS the whole time trying to find the streets that person gave him.
briandb1222 wrote:Also, what if traffic jam is clear even though GPS shows it is still there? Its re-routing could have made you take longer. You are playing 50/50 by going fully by the GPS.[\quote]
Let's be honest. 50/50 is just something you made up. Rerouting based on traffic congestion reports does not take place for long. I still think it is a better option than anything else. But of course its only guidance and if you think you know better you can drive your own route. And even better if you drive through that congested area and its clear, Waze will report it clear to everyone else. So whatever you do helps everyone, and the more wazers the better the system works.briandb1222 wrote:I notice this a lot in residential areas, where it reports a avg speed of 0 mph, when in fact there is no traffic...at all.
briandb1222 wrote:Maybe the destination isn't found on Waze, but someone tells the Wazer to go through Unicorn Lane and Shut the H Up Blvd. Well, guess what, it is safer to see if those two streets are traffic light controlled, then for the Wazer to be looking at his GPS the whole time trying to find the streets that person gave him. Now, finding those two streets, and the Wazer sees they are traffic controlled, he would now know to pass two lights before turning into his destination...he would not have to look at his GPS so much to be sure he is on track.
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