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Re: Drive Safe

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:19 pm

bgodette wrote:And while we're at it, how about "take a (turn direction) at (name)" vs "turn (direction) at (name)"?

I agree with this. I would much rather hear Waze say "turn" rather than "take a." I would also like to hear it say, "Turn <direction> at the next intersection on to <street name>" Sometimes, due to closely spaced roads, the driver is unsure whether it is the next one or the one after. If Waze could time it out well, this would be very helpful and safe ... safer ... safely.
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed May 22, 2013 2:45 pm

I'm bringing this OLD thread back from the dead because the next version of Waze now says, "Drive safely."
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby bgodette » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:52 am

And while we're at it, how about "take a (turn direction) at (name)" vs "turn (direction) at (name)"?
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby bgodette » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:55 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
bgodette wrote:And while we're at it, how about "take a (turn direction) at (name)" vs "turn (direction) at (name)"?

I agree with this. I would much rather hear Waze say "turn" rather than "take a." I would also like to hear it say, "Turn <direction> at the next intersection on to <street name>" Sometimes, due to closely spaced roads, the driver is unsure whether it is the next one or the one after. If Waze could time it out well, this would be very helpful and safe ... safer ... safely.

I reread my original post on this, and to be clear I did mean what you gathered. I'd rather have it say "turn (direction) at (name)".

The other phrase that bothers me, and I don't think there's really anything wrong with it other then taking longer, is "in (distance), get ready to turn (direction)". Personally I'd like to hear that as "Get ready to turn (direction) in (distance)". At least the TTS says "in a quarter mile..." instead of "in a quarter of a mile...".

/me picking at English phraseology that's likely different depending on what country/region you're in. :lol:
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby bgodette » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:07 pm

stiab3 wrote:
Olmanrivah wrote:
stiab3 wrote:Can we get the English navigation voice to speak proper English? It should be drive SAFELY.


How about drive safely 'yall!. :geek:


Well. . . given that there's only one driver (and in most cases, no passengers), then y'all is unnecessary.
The plural of y'all is "all y'all", so y'all would be appropriate for addressing the driver. :D
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby bgodette » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:52 pm

RickW-NC wrote:The joke on TV is the gps says "turn right" and the driver slams into a building, then the gps says "in 50 feet". I like it the way it is, the first part tells me how closely I should listen and the last thing tells me the direction and since most people only remember the last thing they hear, that is what will stick in your mind and it is clearly the most important part. I am glad they did not get cute and say "Hang a Louie" for take a left or "take a Roscoe" for turn right. That WAS fun in high-school though. Waze on!
Maybe with all the landmarks IGN is adding they're going to enable Southern routing... "Turn left at the Piggly Wiggly then go about a 1/2 mile and turn right at the Dunkin' Donuts"
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby CBenson » Wed May 22, 2013 4:57 pm

Here's another convincing me that "safe" was fine.
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:00 pm

WaWa? Wow-wow... what a name for a shop! And I thought the name Aldi was the pinnacle of excellence :P
I too look forward to doubling over in laughter at the names of the roads the TTS engine tries to pronounce. Places like Loughborough, Southwark (in London), and most of Northern Ireland are definitely going to provide some giggles :)
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Re: Drive Safe

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:07 am

That's probably because our TTS here has said safely since I changed the translation. Must've been pushed over to yours by Waze at some point.

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Re: Drive Safe

Postby gettingthere » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:40 pm

stiab3 wrote:Yours actually says street names?!
:shock:


New feature in Waze 2.4. Initially only available in the US & Canada.

BTW, it works well. Really puts Waze on par with standalone GPS devices and other more established players such as TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, etc.
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