Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:54 pm

FYI, this has been asked before.

EDIT, now that unwallflower has already answered...

This is supposed to work even for a split roadway. However, there are bugs with this and it doesn't always work. Waze is also working on the option for both "lanes." The buttons used to say something different, but it was confusing. It still isn't all that good. I proposed "My dir" and "Opp dir" but any shortening of words also needs to work for other languages.
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Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:05 pm

I shall endeavor to add it to the FAQ.
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Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby Darthreflon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:23 pm

I agree that both lanes are needed for an option but when I see my lane or other lane there are arrows showing which direction. So my lane has an arrow pointing straight ahead and other lane has an arrow pointing behind me. Not sure if you guys saw that or not.
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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby emerson42 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:38 am

I've had it do wonky things like interpret the service road for the direction I'm going in as the "other lane". The intention was for the corresponding main lane going in the other direction, not the service road.
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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby five-driver » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:03 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:This is supposed to work even for a split roadway. However, there are bugs with this and it doesn't always work. Waze is also working on the option for both "lanes." The buttons used to say something different, but it was confusing. It still isn't all that good. I proposed "My dir" and "Opp dir" but any shortening of words also needs to work for other languages.


Might want to think about"
Oncoming shoulder, Oncoming lanes, Median, My Lanes, My Shoulder.

When I was driving into work on a snowing morning, there was a fair number of people in the ditches. which means tow trucks/cops on side of roads. and allowing you to report for the median (which impacts both sides) might be helpful.

If it is not a split lane, then median just becomes redundant, or it could be Median/middle of road...
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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu May 03, 2012 10:31 pm

If there is something in the median it would affect both direction so just use that option when it's enabled. Wording needs changed as there is confusion here. It's not lanes, it's travel directions. We're not talking about reports for separate lanes of a carriageway or freeway, that's just overkill.

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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby lurker101 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:51 pm

Pjboi wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:FYI, this has been asked before.

I proposed "My dir" and "Opp dir" but any shortening of words also needs to work for other languages.


Really ? My bad. I actually searched everywhere for half an hour before I post this. I kinda guessed it but I just want to confirm it before I get reported for posting fake traffic reports hehe. Your idea of "My dir" and "Opp dir" is better IMHO. Anyway if this is a repeat I guess I should close this. Sorry again.


My dir & Opp dir got my vote. I was very confused about it.

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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby Timbones » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:35 pm

The graphics need updating for left- drive countries too...

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Re: Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby unwallflower » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:51 pm

"My Lane" is for all reports on your side of the road, in the same traveling direction as you. "Other Lane" is for all reports traveling on the other side, in the opposite direction.
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Difference between "My Lane" & "Other Lane"

Postby Zhong_Chai » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:48 pm

Hi everyone. This might be even an English question. I'd like to know the proper definition of "Lane". Let's take the following as an example.

I'm driving on a highway going northbound. This particular highway has 3 lanes. I am driving on the left most lane. My question is if I detect a heavy traffic on the right most lane, do I report as "My Lane" or "Other lane" ??

If the answer is "My lane" then i'd assume "Other lane" is for the southbound traffic which I can see because i'm on the opposite side.

If the answer is "Other lane" then is the GPS really THAT ACCURATE to be able to differentiate these 3 lanes which is probably just 1 or 2 meters apart?

The purpose of me asking this question is because I was driving northbound which was very smooth but I noticed a car accident on the southbound road just beside and I wanted to make a report. I'm not sure if reporting it as "Other lane" is what I want to do. So I'd ask here before I making a false report. Hope you guys can understand what I'm trying to say. Thanks!
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