bgodette wrote:Waze doesn't learn routes in the sense people think.
It learns frequent destinations, what turns are allowed, the time it takes to make those turns, and average speeds for a particular timeslot. If your personal preferred route is NOT the fastest, it won't be used, if it's not 2nd or 3rd fastest you won't even see it in the alternate route list. Even then, it's all dependent on the map being correct, which is nearly always the case for people getting poor results.
As far as learning frequent destinations, it does extremely well if you have any semblance of routine in your life. I'm always amazed that it seems to know where I'm going. But as far as my way home, my preferred route IS the fastest way home and it never picks it. It doesn't even show up as an alternate route.
Today I left work and it said I'd be home at 7:43 pm, I ignored it's first turn at recalculated to 7:42, ignored it's next turn and it recalculated to 7:44. The nextext 4 times that I ignored/recalc it stayed with 7:44. When it finally got it right, it recalculated to 7:36 ETA and I got home around 7:39 after a quick stop at a store.
This has been going on for over a year, and I've spent a LOT of time fine tuning the map. I keep the app set to "fastest route" but it clearly prefers the highway route to the fastest route.