train mode for passive wazers

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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 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 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 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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