Car stopped on road

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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Spazinbc wrote:Over 7 months later, still no "vehicle stopped on road" option. This is not something difficult to add, now is it? :? Oh, wait a minute, let's add better Facebook and social network integration instead of adding useful features? :twisted:

It is, but not in the text interface. Not sure why it isn't there. "vehicle stopped on road" is a voice command.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:49 pm

alexdemo wrote:It would be nice to have a button on side for accident, traffic and police to just tap instead of pulling up a menu while driving.

It used to be similar to that, but too many buttons make for shrinking visible area. Traffic can be reported by swiping the report button to the left. Possibly a similar swipe diagonal and vertical for the other two could be used.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby alexdemo » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:19 am

It would be nice to have a button on side for accident, traffic and police to just tap instead of pulling up a menu while driving.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby FathomsDown » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:05 am

AndyPoms wrote:What does it matter what type of vehicle it is? You still have to exercise caution & it's more buttons to press


Because not all roads have shoulders wide enough to accommodate all widths of vehicle. In these cases it helpful to know what kind of vehicle is on the shoulder (and if its partly on the road or not); especially so in low visibility areas (such as on bends or the brows of hills) or in low visibility weather conditions (such as heavy rain or fog). Also, slowing down for a motorbike which has stopped on the shoulder of a freeway can be a little excessive.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Waze is currently saying vehicle stopped on shoulder for me. Using the 3.5.1.902 beta.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:09 pm

FathomsDown wrote:Wouldn't it make more sense to change it to "vehicle stopped" instead? It would be good to then have the option to specify which kind of vehicle it is (car, truck, motorbike, etc.)
This has been discussed several times... What does it matter what type of vehicle it is? You still have to exercise caution & it's more buttons to press - most agree that is should be renamed "Vehicle stopped on shoulder", but it's simpler to just say "Car" for any vehicle...
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby FathomsDown » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Wouldn't it make more sense to change it to "vehicle stopped" instead? It would be good to then have the option to specify which kind of vehicle it is (car, truck, motorbike, etc.)
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby jpborjas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:07 pm

Good point. I live in Atlanta, GA, and in my daily commute, I go through 6 and 7 lane highways, were cars stopped on shoulder, are so out of the way, that it's not an issue. I agree, people should not post those, when they don't affect traffic. I also agree with the first post, there should be a quick way to post cars stopped on the road.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:17 pm

jpborjas wrote:I agree. Moreover, I don't see the benefit of reporting cars stopped on the shoulder, as they don't interfere with traffic or the driveability of the road.

Not always true. It depends, IMO, on how close to the road they are. If the car is close enough that drivers should, for safety of the parked car, move over because there could be people out on the shoulder between the parked car and traffic, I will post it.
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Re: Car stopped on road

Postby jpborjas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:14 pm

I agree. Moreover, I don't see the benefit of reporting cars stopped on the shoulder, as they don't interfere with traffic or the driveability of the road.
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