hohum3001 wrote:I've read a lot of posts here & I have this to say: most people seem to want speed limit information. I think the argument about whether to have it or why is null & void; it'll eventually be a part of waze.
Aside from the obvious convenience of having something beeping at me if I'm watching the road instead of the speedo and going to fast, personally I'd like to see what the speed limit should be for the following reasons:
With all due respect I find your reasons to be misguided. Waze is designed to use actual speed data. I think it would be a mistake to rely on user inputs of government set speeds instead of this real data that waze collects.
hohum3001 wrote:1) traffic is travelling at <x>% of the speed limit. e.g. 25 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone is slow; 25 miles an hour in 30 miles an hour is normal
Under this theory practically all roads leaving Washington, DC at 5:00 PM will be marked slow. I just don't find it useful to have the entire map marked slow.
hohum3001 wrote:2) major routes - do they scew the data any? If I travel a parking-lot road during peak @ 2am, it's going to be FAST because nobody's on it. In truth I don't know if waze accounts for periods in the day - if it doesn't it should.
Waze does account for periods in the day.
hohum3001 wrote:3) a "if there were no traffic on the road, this way would be fastest" route could be offered
Again, I think this option would be better if based on real speed data than if based on speed limit data.