harling wrote:I always thought it would be very helpful if Waze would not only alert you to traffic or hazards, but then tell you whether (and how) it has adjusted your route from what it otherwise would have recommended. Otherwise, "Alerts Only" will tell me there is a problem ahead, but now I have to keep my eye on the display in case Waze wants to "silently" re-route me.
+1. Yesterday, on my commute home, Waze wanted me to get off the freeway at an exit, then right back on. That seemed odd, so I ignored it. There were no obvious problems on the freeway, so I chalked it up to some minor glitch in the processing. About halfway home, Waze wanted me to get off the freeway and proceed the rest of the way on surface streets. This time it turned out that there was a traffic jam on the bridge, but I couldn't see it from where I was, so I took a chance ... and got caught in the jam. It'd be helpful if I could see (or better, hear) why
Waze wants me to deviate from the usual route. There's already a "There's a better way" popup which would work for this sort of situation, but if I'm commuting alone instead of running Waze from the copilot seat for somebody else, you're absolutely right: I really need to hear
how and why I'm being rerouted.
On a somewhat related note, it's hard to decide between the offerings in the Routes pop-up when no details are available. It'd be nice to be able to maybe long-press on a traffic-jam or other icon to see some information on where it is and what's going on there. Otherwise it might just be the case that Waze is routing me the long way around because that's the way I've ended up going the last few times, so it thinks it has learned a new preferred route.