Navigation does not seem to learn

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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:31 pm

This is a really old thread. I've added the "learning answer" to the FAQ: http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ# ... _routes.3F
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby OldGnome » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:38 pm

thethiefofalways wrote:Maybe this is already being discussed, so I apologize ahead of time.

You might want to note the last post (before yours) in this thread was over a year ago. You can search the forums to find the other conversations taking place on this topic or post to the appropriate feedback thread for Android or iOS.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby Shorty-CM » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:33 pm

Despite other users' insistence I've never seen it do that. The only way I've ever understood the feature is that it learns your destinations, not routes. Besides, no matter how much you like your route, if Waze doesn't make you go that way, that way probably isn't very ideal. ;) Once you've gone that way a few times and there is sufficient average speed data it will pick it *if* it makes sense. It may not make sense.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby ramik79 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:07 am

jasonm128 wrote:
ramik79 wrote:I started doubting this, as at the very end on my commute,waze ALWAYS suggests a route that is 2KM longer, and take 2 extra minutes than the router I choose (according to its estimate, which are correct), and I've been doing MY route since always and still everyday it suggests the other longer one :s


I'm not a Waze developer so all I know about this feature is what's in the tip video. :) However, you might want to double-check the turn restrictions on your preferred route, especially near the area where it tells you to take a different path. I have had cases before where Waze stubbornly refused to use a path that I thought should be faster and it usually wound up being a bad turn restriction that prevents Waze from going the faster way. I imagine that a disallowed turn would probably take precedence over your preference.


Thanks for the tip.
I had the route corrected sometime ago, but now i discovered that somebody else made changes on a couple of roads on my way and added restrictions that shouldn't be there, waiting for the next live update to see if it is fixed.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby bgodette » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:19 am

jasonm128 wrote:
ramik79 wrote:I started doubting this, as at the very end on my commute,waze ALWAYS suggests a route that is 2KM longer, and take 2 extra minutes than the router I choose (according to its estimate, which are correct), and I've been doing MY route since always and still everyday it suggests the other longer one :s


I'm not a Waze developer so all I know about this feature is what's in the tip video. :) However, you might want to double-check the turn restrictions on your preferred route, especially near the area where it tells you to take a different path. I have had cases before where Waze stubbornly refused to use a path that I thought should be faster and it usually wound up being a bad turn restriction that prevents Waze from going the faster way. I imagine that a disallowed turn would probably take precedence over your preference.
I've had to do the same thing. There's several common routes I take to various places and Waze wouldn't give the logical route until after I've checked *everything* along the route and any changes propagated to the live map. Now that nearly all the realistic route alternatives for my daily commute and common destinations are fixed up, I'm getting useful re-routing from traffic conditions.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby jasonm128 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:47 pm

ramik79 wrote:I started doubting this, as at the very end on my commute,waze ALWAYS suggests a route that is 2KM longer, and take 2 extra minutes than the router I choose (according to its estimate, which are correct), and I've been doing MY route since always and still everyday it suggests the other longer one :s


I'm not a Waze developer so all I know about this feature is what's in the tip video. :) However, you might want to double-check the turn restrictions on your preferred route, especially near the area where it tells you to take a different path. I have had cases before where Waze stubbornly refused to use a path that I thought should be faster and it usually wound up being a bad turn restriction that prevents Waze from going the faster way. I imagine that a disallowed turn would probably take precedence over your preference.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby unwallflower » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:52 pm

ramik79 wrote:
jasonm128 wrote:Actually, according to Waze tip video #3, Waze will learn your preferred route but the first route it offers you is always the one it thinks is the fastest. You have to click on the alternate routes button and then your preferred route should always be in the list.


I started doubting this, as at the very end on my commute,waze ALWAYS suggests a route that is 2KM longer, and take 2 extra minutes than the router I choose (according to its estimate, which are correct), and I've been doing MY route since always and still everyday it suggests the other longer one :s


I can promise that it learns preferred routes. Mine has even learned a weird detour that I take, which is certainly not faster (I carpool, so I leave my car at a park and ride... Waze now even routes me through the parking lot at the park and ride!).
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby ramik79 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:52 am

jasonm128 wrote:Actually, according to Waze tip video #3, Waze will learn your preferred route but the first route it offers you is always the one it thinks is the fastest. You have to click on the alternate routes button and then your preferred route should always be in the list.


I started doubting this, as at the very end on my commute,waze ALWAYS suggests a route that is 2KM longer, and take 2 extra minutes than the router I choose (according to its estimate, which are correct), and I've been doing MY route since always and still everyday it suggests the other longer one :s
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby Shorty-CM » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

Ah, didn't know that. I don't think it used to be that way, but I could be wrong there too. :) Now, as long as it still handles traffic in that situation. The frequent routes feature used to just figure out what your frequent destinations were, when you would usually go to x, y, or z, and automatically set those destinations for you without any user interaction if you fired up Waze around the typical time for those destinations. So you'd get up for work and head out at around the same time you usually do, and it would route you to work without you hitting anything. Usually go to the park at 3pm on Sunday, well, it'd route you there automatically again when you fire up Waze around 3pm on Sunday.
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Re: Navigation does not seem to learn

Postby jasonm128 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:52 am

Actually, according to Waze tip video #3, Waze will learn your preferred route but the first route it offers you is always the one it thinks is the fastest. You have to click on the alternate routes button and then your preferred route should always be in the list.
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