yrrabsille wrote:So, today I left for work from a friends house. I had in my mind a certain route that I thought would be best and I assumed that Waze would probably pick it. Nope. Waze just wanted to go to the highway...
We talked about routing via road type preference at the US meetup. We shared examples, and some pretty striking examples or Waze routing bad choices, and some complete failures when it comes to the drive-distance-to-direct-distance ratio.
We've also shared examples with Ehud directly via email since the meetup. Between Ehud and Fej talking, it seems clear there is going to be some changes. One quote from Ehud: "We already have a fix for this but we need to test it. We plan to deploy it on a few servers and let you test it with us." But there was also an example I shared where, even though the road was well-established and not new, some segments had "something ... wrong in our historical speed data on one of the segments in the way." To which he also noted, "I'll let you know when we fix it (we're doing a global fix in case this issue effected other segments)."
Not that this means anything to learning routes. Waze has already stated multiple times in the last few months that they are working on bringing back actual, real, learned routes.
I think the US meetup notes have it mentioned.