Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:54 pm

jasonm128 wrote:
CBenson wrote:I'm curious what should be tried to force a "keep right" prompt here.


I'm not sure if this would work but I guess I would try a combination of having a slightly different name on the two I-405 segments and making sure there's a significant angle for both the ramp and continuing segment at the split.

There aren't two I-405 segments. I-405 starts at Exit 299 on I-5 northbound. The next split is I-405 Exit 1A, where the exit is a straight continuation and I-405 turns to the right on a ramp. I am very curious to see what the screen/voice prompts do here.
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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby jasonm128 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:56 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
jasonm128 wrote:I'm not sure if this would work but I guess I would try a combination of having a slightly different name on the two I-405 segments and making sure there's a significant angle for both the ramp and continuing segment at the split.

There aren't two I-405 segments. I-405 starts at Exit 299 on I-5 northbound. The next split is I-405 Exit 1A, where the exit is a straight continuation and I-405 turns to the right on a ramp. I am very curious to see what the screen/voice prompts do here.


Yeah, I wasn't very clear. I the two segments I was referring to are the one that branches off from I-5 (Exit 299) and the right leg at the next fork (i.e. the one that isn't Exit 1A). It looks like your current configuration meets this requirement. I'm also very curious to hear what the prompts are. Please be sure to report back when you get a chance to test them.
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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby CBenson » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:14 pm

If I route through there on my client, I get the "Keep left to Exit 299B I-405 / Hwy 26 E / City Center" instruction, so it seems the changes have propogated to the client. However, I get no instruction to keep right if continuing on I-405 at Exit 1A.
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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby gerben » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:45 pm

You might try to turn the ramp to the left into Freeway (or at least a short bit at the beginning), so all parts of the Y have the same road type. This should trigger a keep right prompt for the 405.
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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:13 pm

gerben wrote:You might try to turn the ramp to the left into Freeway (or at least a short bit at the beginning), so all parts of the Y have the same road type. This should trigger a keep right prompt for the 405.

Gah! We shouldn't have to rig intersections like this to get good prompting. I have done the small change to try to get prompts for both directions.

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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby CBenson » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:44 pm

Seems that your change was sucessful to get the keep right instruction.
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Re: Dealing with the start of I-405 N in P-town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:29 pm

Well, that's good. (I'm glad someone's checking it out for me. :)) Now to decide whether to kludge other similar exit combinations the same way or get Waze to fix the keep/exit logic.

Thanks for everyone's input.
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