Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby Timbones » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:05 am

mapcat wrote:Do we know if there are any penalties associated with service roads?

I've seen Waze alternate equally between two (short) routes to my house, one of which is via a service road. So no, I don't think there's any penalty.

(There's this old thread concerning service road on the World server).
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby banished » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:12 am

Back to the OP: I was instructed to "Exit right on Exit to SR 95" this morning. Ramp from a freeway to a minor highway. Pronounced "State Route Ninety Five" in case anyone cares.


I care! That's why I wonder about things like US Hwy 25 versus US-25, and State Route 543 versus SR-543. Is it necessary to spell out "State Route" when "SR" communicates the same information? ("SR" fits much better in my client and TTS knows what it means.) Anyway, I've been compiling a list of how TTS interprets the text. The list to date follows...in case anyone cares.

There's others, obviously. I just haven't tested all of them, yet.

Blvd Boulevard
Brg Bridge not sure if TTS is trying to pronounce the abbr or understands this is "bridge"
Byp Bypass
CR County Road
Dr Drive
E East
FM ef em farm-to-market road designation common in Texas, mostly
Jr. Junior the period after the 'r' matters
N North
NE Northeast
NW Northwest
RR Rural Road
Rd Road
S South
SE Southeast
SR State Route
St Street
SW Southwest
Tunl Tunnel not sure if TTS is trying to pronounce the abbr or understands this is "tunnel"
W West
GC, New England ARC
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:38 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I theorize that the client only gives the "exit right" prompt for non-Minor Highway segments which deviate from the Minor Highway segment at an angle that does not generate a "turn right" prompt. <- That's what I'd like y'all to test.

I've been having a hard time paying close attention to exactly what the instructions are. But are you looking for examples of "exit right" prompts from a minor highway or are you saying you don't get "exit right" prompts from freeways or major highways?
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:48 am

CBenson wrote:I've been having a hard time paying close attention to exactly what the instructions are. But are you looking for examples of "exit right" prompts from a minor highway or are you saying you don't get "exit right" prompts from freeways or major highways?

I am saying I haven't ever heard "Exit to the right to exit # ...." except from a Minor Highway. In the cases I've heard, the "exit segment" was a ramp, a street, and a parking lot road type.

Mapcat says he got for exiting off a freeway TO a minor highway today. That's different but similar.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:32 am

Oh! I get an "Exit to the right at" instruction here, here and here. Just to be absolutely precise, the spoken instruction for the first and third is "Exit to the right at exit . . ." The second is "Exit to the right at I-97 South Annapolis." Does the iPhone and Android give the same instructions?
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:03 pm

CBenson wrote:Does the iPhone and Android give the same instructions?

I have heard it always start with "Exit to the right at .... " and then the next street name, or nothing if the next segment is a parking lot.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:34 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
CBenson wrote:Does the iPhone and Android give the same instructions?

I have heard it always start with "Exit to the right at .... " and then the next street name, or nothing if the next segment is a parking lot.

Where I get exit prompts, yes it starts "Exit to the right/left at" and the next street name (dropping the the "to" if the segment name starts with "to"). I don't know about exits to parking lot segments as I haven't seen that. So are you looking for examples where the voice says "Exit to the right to"? I've received exit prompts leaving a freeway on a ramp to a major higway, leaving a major highway on a ramp to a freeway, and from a major highway to a primary street where the prompt is "Exit to the right at ..."
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:37 pm

To make it easy, I'd like to get a few examples of permalinks to the ramps which prompt with "Exit to the left/right" instead of "Keep right at" because I find that it is rare to get the Exit prompt.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:55 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:To make it easy, I'd like to get a few examples of permalinks to the ramps which prompt with "Exit to the left/right" instead of "Keep right at" because I find that it is rare to get the Exit prompt.

I like easy. Here are a few going the other direction from those above.
https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=4& ... 2,22096383
https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=4& ... 0,61502419
https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=6& ... 2,22008963
https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=7& ... 5,22064820
https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=6& ... 48,9293456
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:04 pm

I'm clearly having a hard time keep it easy. Looking back at the notes I have made to make sure I remember the instructions correctly, I don't get any "Keep right/left at" prompts. What I get are:
1) "Exit to the right/left at ..."
2) "Stay to the right/left at ..." and
3) "Take a right/left at ..."
(and occasionally something else like when passing through a roundabout).
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