train mode for passive wazers

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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby siilhhhi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:08 pm

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

This is the main argument for mapping (but not connecting!) rail lines. Hopefully the client will "snap to" the rail segment and isolate GPS tracks from the adjacent roads.
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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.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:21 pm

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?
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby harling » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:57 pm

While Wazing on trains and other forms of transportation is not supported, it happens. And it often happens unintentionally: people forget to turn off Waze when they get out of their car and hop on the train, for example. And that is where the solution of providing different modes breaks down: if people forget to turn off Waze when they get on the train, they are probably going to forget to switch to 'train" mode.

This is the main argument for mapping (but not connecting!) rail lines. Hopefully the client will "snap to" the rail segment and isolate GPS tracks from the adjacent roads.

In theory, Waze has the infrastructure to start keeping track of (above-ground) rail activity, and even offer a "use public transportation" option on the client that considers these alternate forms. But anything along those lines would be far down the road (no pun intended) from here.
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Re: train mode for passive wazers

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Ditto what BT said.

Ferries, as a mode of transportion which is carrying your car, is generally OK. Ferry routes are often mapped as real roads in Waze.
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