Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

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Re: Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby bgodette » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:14 pm

CBenson wrote:My guess to the generic why is that waze either 1) does not have sufficient road speed data due to not enough drivers in your area or 2) has incorrect data due to map editing on your route. When waze stops recommending good routes that it has previously given me, I almost always find that someone has done something wrong on the map.
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Re: Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby CBenson » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:45 pm

My guess to the generic why is that waze either 1) does not have sufficient road speed data due to not enough drivers in your area or 2) has incorrect data due to map editing on your route. When waze stops recommending good routes that it has previously given me, I almost always find that someone has done something wrong on the map.
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Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby MDesigner » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:26 pm

I noticed sometimes Waze suggests that I take totally ridiculous routes to get home, even though there's no traffic on the shortest/quickest route. Why is this? Like instead of driving straight north for just a mile or two, it has me going way east to hit a highway, drive north, then exit and come all the way back west again. I don't get it.
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Re: Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby MDesigner » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:32 pm

My question was not a specific one as much as it was a general "why?" Plus, I should add that this particular straight shot was recommended by Waze several times, and one day it decided to go haywire. This is Waze's hugest downfall and I think causes many people to stop using it, because it recommends routes that make no sense.
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Re: Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby MDesigner » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:52 pm

I see. I'll check out the map and double check.
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Re: Why does Waze have me take ridiculous routes sometimes?

Postby OldGnome » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:28 pm

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