train mode for passive wazers

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train mode for passive wazers

Postby fvwazing » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:58 pm

kriimsilm wrote:and you may superfast pick phone from pocket and turn Waze off :mrgreen:


Either that or initialize a selfdestruct-mode on the iPhone.
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train mode for passive wazers

Postby fvwazing » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:08 am

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.
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train mode for passive wazers

Postby fvwazing » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:42 am

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.

"Unconscious" training wazers are those who forget to switch off as they hurry from the P+R to the train. They are punished with drained batteries by the time they arrive at their destination.
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train mode for passive wazers

Postby BlazeTool » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:27 pm

Wazing from anything other than an automobile is unsupported and heavily frowned upon as it causes problem reports and mucks with the speed data.
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train mode for passive wazers

Postby siilhhhi » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:21 pm

Hi all! My police car idea was not popular, but lets talk about train mode.

People sometimes want to help drivers and change their waze icon to train (only one icon more!) while they travel by train. Others may see trains on map and maybe in future some warnings or re-directions or "get friend from train" will be calculated? :?

...and ferries? ;)
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby siilhhhi » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:14 am

Twister_UK wrote:It might still be advantageous to allow the client to run in "offline" mode, so that if, say, you're on the train/ferry/whatever about to reach the stop where you're then going to jump into your car to complete your onward journey, then you could fire up Waze and get a headstart on planning your drive.


Ferry is bit easier question and in Estonia Waze have no problem with ferries https://world.waze.com/editor/?zoom=3&l ... FFTFTTTTFT Of course it will be nicer to have "Ferry line" road type :) and "Ice road" too (you may see them on same map named as "Jäätee:").

Offtopic: Top Gear on Estonian ice-roads http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/Drivin ... 2013-03-01 Why they do not use Waze? :lol:
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby CBenson » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:25 pm

My understanding is that waze principals are involved in the crowdsourced mass transit app moovit. If you really want crowdsourced train information you're more likely to see it there than in waze.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby Twister-UK » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:50 am

It might still be advantageous to allow the client to run in "offline" mode, so that if, say, you're on the train/ferry/whatever about to reach the stop where you're then going to jump into your car to complete your onward journey, then you could fire up Waze and get a headstart on planning your drive.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby harling » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:09 am

Once you're on a train, or a bus, or anything else that follows a predetermined route, traffic avoidance--Waze's raison d'être--becomes a non-issue. At this point, the only purpose served by mapping a railroad (for example) is so that Wazers who forgot to turn off Waze do not pollute traffic data or generate/clear automatic reports when the tracks run parallel to a roadway.

I don't mean to say that I see no potential usefulness (e.g., incorporating public transportation when routing), just that doing so would be a serious undertaking on the scale of what they have already developed for motor vehicles.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby l0gic23 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:04 am

I would love to see a train mode.
- For days I ride the train to work (most days) it would allow me to share the status of the train with others and for me to know the status of the train from others.
- It may cause some to consider riding the train reducing traffic for all
- I do use Waze anytime i drive - but resist using it on the train

The person who referred me to waze used to drive everyday and now rides the train most days... I mention this fact because I'm not the only person that does both and I bet there is a lot of users who would use and benefit from the feature and would probably cause waze to grow in use by people who ride a train everyday and drive only sometimes...

Would be willing to BETA test such a feature.
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