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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby deeploz » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:49 pm

:arrow: + 1

That would definitely be a tremendous improvement for Waze.
This is a key feature, hardly expected by a wide panel of wazer.
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby dmcconachie » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:50 am

grenness wrote:To describe how Waze somehow could get sued for this - well, as another poster said: if Garmin, and Sygic, and TomTom, and probably many more, can provide this info without the risk of being sued, then why can't Waze?

I'm sure there is still a risk, albeit a minimal one because they pay for the information and can reasonably assume that it is accurate!

As to guessing the speed limit, that's just completely unworkable. These data are useless unless fairly accurate.
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby DonaldKoenig » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:08 pm

I am glad it is coming. I feel it is good information to have if available. Also, if Waze does not have the information, how does it accurately predict time to your destination?
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby DonaldKoenig » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Wow and thanks!
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby dontmapmebro » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:13 pm

Zatnikitelman wrote:I'm sure most drivers would rather beat their ETA by a few minutes, than miss their ETA by a few minutes.


Waze isn't as interested in increasing the accuracy and reliability of their drive time estimates as they appear to be in mounting a defense of their decision to stick with averages, which in normally distributed data are wrong more than they are right.
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby eeschuler » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:11 am

+1
I would love this feature.
It would be very useful to know what the legal speed limit is in any given area I am driving through.
Seems like it would be pretty easy to add a report Speed Limit sign.
I would be willing to help drive around and verify them.
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby eeschuler » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:21 pm

Fredo-p wrote:How would roads with variable speed limit signs work? It would be a nightmare for editors to try and deal with this.

Well I won't debate the wisdom of Variable Speed Limit signs.
I'm not in AZ so I have no idea how they will implement this idea.
I assume there will be a Maximum speed limit on the road (which is what I would post.)
If they vary the limits on a schedule then it could be handled just like turn restrictions are now.
Yes... I agree that would be a pain, but it could be made to work.

I could also see a Speed Warning Place type.
When you enter the area the client could pop up a warning:
"Variable Speed Limits in effect in this area"
It would also work for School Zones.
"Entering a School Zone! Please Check your Speed."
Again this could have the option to have a schedule attached to it 7:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F
Or known enforcement areas.
"Known speed enforcement area"

Fredo-p wrote:I can't see how this is going to be possible for an editor to keep up with.

Also, trying to keep up with construction zones and finding out what the speed limit is for that zone, when it starts, and remembering when it ends.

In my mind the Speed Limits would be handed by user reports.

The base data could be imported:
http://www.motorists.org/speed-limits/state-chart

Report of a speed limit outside of the nominal range could be required to be verified before being posted.
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby ejsilver26 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:22 pm

+1 for this feature.

I agree that now that Waze is integrated with Google, the functionality should be fairly easy to integrate. How does Google Maps calculate the time it would take to drive from point A to Point B if it doesn't already have that information? Does it just assume that each road is the same speed? I doubt it.

If I were to suggest a feature integration and feature specifics, it would be as follows:
1. Obviously a way to turn it off.
2. The option of switching from "average wazer speed" to "speed limit" to estimate speed. Obviously the "speed limit" would take into account slowdowns that were lower than the speed limit.
3. An option to have upcoming speed changed announced (a feature I would use).
4. An option to have Waze note that you are speeding (to avoid tickets). I would like to be able to choose between visual (turn the speedometer red) or audible (warning by voice or sound), or both.

I, as a level 1 waze editor, would commit to adding or verifying the speed limits in my area. I am sure that there would be a ton of Waze users that would be willing to do the same.

Just my 2 cents, but it is a feature that I would love to see.

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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby EntenWZ » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:19 am

I like this idea... with the added functionality of being able to set a threshold in Waze, say, 5 mph above the speed limit, where Waze could warn the user if the speed threshold is being exceeded.

Actually, I'd like two thresholds, both user-programmable. For me, I'd set one at about 4 mph over for a simple reminder tone every 30 seconds or so... and then a second threshold option, that I would set at more like 8 mph over that would be a more severe warning (different, more strident beep, and more like every 5 seconds).

Making it user-adjustable (including turning it off) would mean it could accommodate the differences among us drivers and our preferences and driving styles....
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Re: Speed Limit integration

Postby Fredo-p » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:52 am

I've wanted to request this feature for so long However, after reading many posts on this topic, and having an actual police officer, who is also a Waze user, reply on this topic, I've realized something.

Having Waze display your speed is an option one can activate. To have Waze be able to tell you that you are speeding or warn you of the current speed limit would be even greater. Sadly, there is one flaw that poses great risk for drivers. This flaw is how Waze gets your speed. Waze, like many other GPS navigation units, use a triangular point system and averages the distance between the unit and each satellite over a set amount of time to get your "estimated" speed. The flaw to this is that the satellites are not that accurate and give a rough or estimated speed.

The results can vary and sometimes not even work for some unknown reason. The responsibility of knowing and maintaining the speed limit is solely up to the driver. In the US, speed limits must be posted every X amount of feet/miles (I think). If a person has a drivers license for a particular state, they are required to know what the maximum speed limit is for certain types of roads (residential, school zone, construction) if it's not posted (I've seen this question in 3 diff states, other states may vary).

In theory, this feature sounds great. But in reality, there are just to many flaws, risks, and unknowns to think about and that is something I fell Waze doesn't want to risk the lives of users to find out.
The true purpose of Waze is to help you get from point A to point B by using real-time speed data gathered by other users and give you the best possible route. It's an aid for drivers. Everything else that the driver must do/know is their responsibility. Besides, having to remove my focus on driving to have to check Waze and see if I am speeding can be dangerous, when I could just look down and see how fast I am going.
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