Better support on multiple lane road: hazards/instructions

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Request NEW features or CHANGES to existing features of the Waze App

If you think you've found a bug, use the appropriate "Official Feedback" thread found in the Waze App forum (parent of this forum).

If you have a request for new or modified feature of the Waze App, use this forum.

Re: Feature Requests - lane guidance and zoom-out

Postby nzahn1 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:21 pm

I'm going to add my 2c here: I would love some lane guidance. It'd be great to better match the BGSs with lane guidance. For example here:
  • Left 2 lanes go US-1 N / US-40 E
  • "Center" lane goes straight on Mt. Royal Ave
  • Right lane goes US-1 S / US-40 W.
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Re: Lane Closures

Postby loqutisss » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:59 pm

So what would it take to have "lane closures" added to our options in the Waze program
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Re: Lane Closures

Postby Rebel_Roshak » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:25 am

Id love for waze to have this feature. Would be nice to be able to warn wazers that the motorway ahead is closed in lanes 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 or so on.
Would be really helpful!
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Re: Lane Closures

Postby alextheberge » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:29 am

AndyPoms wrote:You can add a description to your reports. I routinely add things like "Left Lane Closed", "Right Two Lanes Closed", "Right Shoulder Closed" - and I have quick keys for all of them.


If I am the first to see a hazard and I'm in traffic in a major city I'm not going to spend time typing or getting the voice automation to work for me with my kids yelling. I like hearing the voice responses because they are concise and clear.
A traffic slow-down can be 1-5 miles before the lane closure is noticed in places like the boston area. Even at 10 mph you could rear-end someone fiddling with the phone. The hazard entry could go like this: Hazard, lane closure/pothole/object, left/center-left/center/center-right/right entrance/exit.
This is the same for any hazard. Countless times I've seen "pothole" with no description. My ignorance and the suspense causes me to slow down instead of know where it is. Doing this at night is even better.
It seems the point of this system is to improve safety and keep it simple. The description field is not that used or useful.
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Re: Lane Closures

Postby thelordsmurf » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:52 pm

I was looking to see if there had been any progress about this feature request. I still think that if you can report a pothole or stuff like that with buttons, that a lane closure should be a choice. I agree that voice would be nice but my phone isn't new enough to get that to work well.
Any news, developers?
Thanks!
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Re: Lane Closures

Postby petergaultney » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:29 pm

I agree. A long roadtrip this weekend left me wishing more than once that there had been reports of lane closures ahead of me.
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Re: Feature Requests - lane guidance and zoom-out

Postby jakeledger » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:45 pm

I was driving around Newcastle and Liverpool last week and this would have helped greatly. On some of the dual carridge ways around the city it was almost impossible to predict which lane you were going to need to use. This would have been really helpful. At the minute I think this is the only feature I can think of that really lets this app down compared to my Garmin sat-nav.
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Re: Feature Requests - lane guidance and zoom-out

Postby mcclured » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:34 pm

Lane guidance would be great and it seems like it would be easy for Waze to do now since Waze is now owned by Google and the Google Maps app has great lane guidance. The data is there, they just need to share it!
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Re: Feature Requests - lane guidance and zoom-out

Postby DYBC » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:58 am

You'd think this would be easy to implement as Google Maps has this feature and Google also owns Waze.
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Re: Feature Requests - lane guidance and zoom-out

Postby nzahn1 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:05 pm

mcclured wrote:Lane guidance would be great and it seems like it would be easy for Waze to do now since Waze is now owned by Google and the Google Maps app has great lane guidance. The data is there, they just need to share it!
DYBC wrote:You'd think this would be easy to implement as Google Maps has this feature and Google also owns Waze.

Just so you all are clear: Waze does not use any of Google's Map info. The two maps are completely separate except for three things:
  1. The Waze Map Editor has incorporated Google Streetview as an editing tool
  2. Google Maps has incorporated Waze traffic alerts.
  3. Destinations in Waze use Waze, Google, and other third-party location databases
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