Change alert distance

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Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby p7p7p3t3 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:55 am

I noticed that the alert distance has been reduced to .2 of a mile. This is much to short at highway speeds and should be extended to at least .5 of a mile to .75 of a mile to give drivers the appropriate time and space to adjust to the whatever situation has been reported ahead.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby petervdveen » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:11 pm

Normaly there are 3 spoken messages.
I think it's at 1km, 400m and 50m.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby AndyPoms » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:36 pm

petervdveen wrote:Normaly there are 3 spoken messages.
I think it's at 1km, 400m and 50m.

I think they are talking about Hazard Notification, not driving directions.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby p7p7p3t3 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:16 pm

I apologize for not being clear. I am referring to hazard reports such as stopped vehicles, traffic, and or Police. Alerts used to be 1 mile but recently they have been reduced to .2 of a mile which is a bit short. A half to three quarters of a mile would work much better and make for a safer drive.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:18 pm

Waze knows the current distances are too short (again). I've heard that each alert type can have a different alert distance and they may be looking and making each a bit different.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby ahimoth » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:10 pm

I have the same concern, hazard alert distances are much too short now. They should be user configurable per type of alert. As an example, a police alert should be 0.75mi minimum, while a car stopped on shoulder could be 0.3mi to 0.2 mi. Regardless of solution, the current distances are way too short for some alert types.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby riffraf » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:35 pm

This .2 mile alert situation has been a problem for almost one month now. This is very disappointing.

Does anyone know if there is any plan to fix it soon?

It should be at least 1 mile, or, as others have suggested, user configurable. But as is, it's both useless and dangerous.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby rbairwell » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:50 pm

Or could they be timed based? If the problem is 1 mile away and you are going 60 miles per hour, it'll give you notification 60 seconds before you encounter it (1 mile away): if you are going 30 mph, then it'll give you notification 60 seconds before you encounter it (0.5 mile away), if you are a speed hog and are going a naughty 120 mph, then it'll give the notification when you are 2 miles away: so you always get it 60 seconds before you encounter it.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:42 am

They could indeed be made time-based in the future. I have not heard Waze is considering this change yet.
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Re: Suggestion. Lengthen alert distance

Postby zisforzed » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:25 pm

It should definitely be at least a mile - at any speed. While radar and lidar may commonly be used under a mile, under the right conditions, they can pick you up at a mile or even farther. No matter what your speed.

0.2 miles is ridiculous!
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