you may have seen my other post elsewhere with some ideas i had.... maybe you or someone may be able to share them at the next meetup.
when the latest update had recently come out, i noticed waze doing alot of navigating around traffic, and it was very good. as of late though, it doesn't do so as much. I wonder what someone changed on the server.
maybe for a future update, the people at waze should put it in the Client, various options for the users to decide how waze should give a route and navigate around traffic instead of them doing it themselves.
I noticed it seems waze doesn't navigate around a minor accident, only a major one. Does waze only use slowdowns to navigate around accidents ? there was a major accident reported over the weekend, i put in a route to pass it and waze didn't navigate around it. when the latest update recently came out, it would navigate around heavy traffic, accidents, and etc.
Perhaps some of the following could be options in the client so the user can decide how Waze will route to a destination:
1. Avoid major accidents ?
2. Avoid minor accidents ?
3. Avoid on-road construction ?
4. Avoid road when average speed is X mph or less ? (the value for x, the user would input the number themselves)
5. Reroute if time saved is X minute or greater ? (the current value of 1 minute isn't really effective, again, the number for x would be entered by the user)
6. Avoid police ?
7. Always navigate so address is on the right side ? (yes or no).
these are just some ideas I am sure which can be expanded upon. I don't see why these options would be difficult to include especially since there are already options in the client the currently effect the servers routing.
I personally would like # 7 because i'm a delivery driver in the US. With the address on the right, you won't have to make odd turns or "drive around the block" turns. It will save alot of time in some areas I drive in as well.