Can't seem to do long distance navigation

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Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Thanos6 wrote:
bigbear3764 wrote:Can your car go 1000 miles on a tank of fuel? Are you making the trip in one day?


No, but I would like an idea of how long and far the trip will be, so I can plan things out better. I'll have to use some other app or program for that instead.

Yep. Waze is not a general purpose nav app yet. The first paragraph in the App Store is pretty clear on the focus of Waze being your "daily commute."
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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:13 pm

invented wrote:Why does it matter how far you want to drive with it?

Impact to routing server infrastructure performance (long routes have exponentially-increasing branches/options), changes required to routing algorithms may be necessary, etc.
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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:19 pm

xtago wrote:Its probably more a case of not having maps or links over long trips

Clueless.
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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:24 pm

I set the route in Waze anyway. It's pretty hard to drive 700-1000 miles in a day for most people. 1000 miles @70mph is 14hrs without stopping. You're almost always going to have a start and end point for the entire day of driving within 700 miles, within which Waze is fully capable of routing.
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Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby bigbear3764 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:12 am

About 1000 miles is most it will do. Was built for local commuting. Just set your destination for gas stops.


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Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby bigbear3764 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:05 am

Can your car go 1000 miles on a tank of fuel? Are you making the trip in one day?




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Postby bigbear3764 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:53 am

True. I don't remember if the live map on the web site will do trips over 1000 miles.




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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby Borgholio » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:49 pm

Sorry for the mini-necro, but here's what I do. When Waze won't calculate a long route, I use Google Nav to plan the route and give me turn by turn, but I also launch Waze and keep it running in the background so I can record the drive and get points.
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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby gamersea » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:56 pm

I would like longer distances, just cause it's easier (offcourse you could split the trip into serveral smaller "navigations"). I understand that it cost more server capacity etc, so I put up a suggestion which may meet in the middle for costumer and Waze.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=34208

Waze remains free for those who only need to use it for short drives, and those who want to do longer drives can do so with a small compensation to Waze.
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Re: Can't seem to do long distance navigation

Postby gamersea » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:43 pm

Well, maybe the problem is not then how long the route is, but how much data the server can handle. Cause when we navigate from The Netherlands to somewhere close in France (lets say 800km away) Waze can't handle it, too much roads with too much junctions probaly. A navigation to Austria which is more then 900 km, and Waze has no problem with finding a route. Untill you search for alternative routes then the routing server crashes.

By the way, if we go on vacation we drive alot of those long rides. Most time with two drivers though, still doing the whole route in one day!
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