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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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