train mode for passive wazers

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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby mirarkitty » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:04 pm

I like the idea of waze switching modes if it notices you're on a railroad. Many, many railroads already exist on the waze map, I noticed, so it shouldn't be too hard.

Of course, even better if waze could *use* the information for other commuters (people catching trains, people crossing traintracks). But that's a different feature alltogether.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby floppyrod84 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:25 am

Why not both?? ;-)

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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby siilhhhi » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:38 pm

BlazeTool wrote:You forgot making the "chugga chugga, chugga chugga, choo choo!" whenever your location changes.


Better is if Waze makes loudly "train is leaving station" sound
http://www.sounddogs.com/sound-effects/ ... GS__st.mp3
and you may superfast pick phone from pocket and turn Waze off :mrgreen:
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby BlazeTool » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:58 am

fvwazing wrote:A dashed line that is not used for routing, that does not bring points if you drive it, that does not report traffic if you stand still at the station, and that changes your Waze-mood into a little train. Right.


You forgot making the "chugga chugga, chugga chugga, choo choo!" whenever your location changes.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:19 am

fvwazing wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:And even if it doesn't actually snap to the rail line in the app, when the drive is processed, it should "snap" to the rail line. I wonder if someone could confirm?


Alas, no. Railroads do not make it to the client and they are never snapped to in post processing. Because railroads do not show "conscious" wazers on the train will pave again and again, creating red spaghetti on the map. For better results we use "walking trail" instead of railroads here - just make sure they are nowhere connected to the street-network.

Because we are being better at not junctioning non-drivable segments now, I'd rather see Waze display these in the client as a dashed line or whatever is correct for mapping, and be done with it. I really dislike the idea of changing them all to walking trails just for this... :x
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:02 am

Let's hope that Waze detects a 'road' already there and ignores the paving mode!
I too am seeing it, especially map problems popping up so drew in the rail lines (might even do them all) but this needs addressed before it gets worse. This problem is not going to go away.

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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby sharkbit13 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:47 am

I am seeing more and more map errors caused by people on trains with Waze on... I update the maps in the DC /Baltimore area, and as people learn about Waze it is becoming more common of an error.

I am now even seeing people try and Pave their train routes! (For Reasons Unknown) As the roads marked as train tracks don't show up on the Waze app.

So I think this feature is Needed!
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby siilhhhi » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:27 am

harling wrote:So you're suggesting that when the client snaps to a railroad segment, it should become a train-ish icon on other Wazer's clients and the Livemap?


This is more than I expected. Automatic icon helps of course better to understand how rail transport affects to road transport. :idea: If impact is high, then it is possible to make Waze even better in future.

Of course there are exceptions like car train in some countries. Train between FR-UK is not good sample, this is more like subway, but train itself is something similar.

PS. I know good place for Waze office too, if needed. :D
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby floppyrod84 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:27 pm

An office in the garden of England would look nicer ;-)

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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby harling » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:15 pm

kriimsilm wrote:
harling wrote:if people forget to turn off Waze when they get on the train, they are probably going to forget to switch to 'train" mode...

Yes, some people forget to turn Waze off in train, but this is quickly solved problem with new option "on railway turn Waze to train mode". We will see train on Live map! In my opinion railway "GPS tracks" are not dangerous, it is easy to ignore them.

So you're suggesting that when the client snaps to a railroad segment, it should become a train-ish icon on other Wazer's clients and the Livemap?

That would be cute. Still a long way off, though, unless Waze seriously increases its development staff. [Preferably in Boston. My resume is waiting.]
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