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

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

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Folks,

I am trying to nail down the situations when the client will speak "Exit to the right at exit .... " instead of "Keep right at exit .... " I know that it is rare, but I have a theory to propose to you all to debunk if you will.

This is (currently) specific to the NA server.

I have found four different situations where I can reliably get an "exit right" verbal prompt from the client. The only common denominator to them all is that the road I am exiting from is a Minor Highway type. In these four situations, 2 of them are actual ramps, one is a street, and one is a parking lot segment. The ramps are named, the street and parking lot segment are unnamed.

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.

Please note that this can only be done from the client as the routing server returns the same "keep right" result in the routing instructions returned.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:58 pm

So if I have read this topic correctly, we get exit instructions from at least:
  • Freeway to Ramp
  • Major Hwy to Ramp
  • Major Hwy to Primary St
  • Major Hwy to Street
  • Minor Hwy to Ramp
  • Minor Hwy to Primary Street
  • Minor Hwy to Street
  • Minor Hwy to Parking Lot
(Here is a Minor Hwy to Primary Street: https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=8& ... 5,22111055)
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby banished » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:00 pm

I can now confirm (because the map finally updated) that changing a minor highway segment to a major highway segment had no effect on this intersection, where a SR-189 S traveler transversing the short street connector between SR-189 S and Green Acres Rd would hear TTS say, "Exit right onto Green Acres Road." It said "exit" when SR-189 was a minor highway, and it says it when SR-189 is a major highway.

https://www.waze.com/cartouche/?zoom=7& ... FTTTFTTTTT

I'll change it back to a minor highway segment in a few days once all currently interested in this thread have had a chance to look.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby WeeeZer14 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:13 pm

I can't think of any exits from I-40 in Knoxville that I use which are NOT announced as exits. But I was able to verify for certain that these are announced as "Exit right..." earlier today:

Exit 388A

Exit to Summit Hill Dr

to I-40/I-75

Exit 380
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby mapcat » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:14 pm

CBenson wrote:I really think it is. The bug now happens whenever the route traverses multiple consecutive ramp segments. The difference between the Harding Hwy Exit and the Marian Mt Gileed Rd Exit is that Harding Hwy is split, thus the name used is for this ramp segment if you are turning left. As the segment is unnamed, the name of the next segment "Harding Hwy E" is used.

Well. Didn't see that. Hate those little ramp segments.

Fixed now.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:01 pm

jasonh300 wrote:
mapcat wrote:Exit to the right at Harding Hwy E (strangely, ramp is named "Exit to SR 309")


This is one of those exits where the ramp name is completely ignored and it's just quoting the name of the next street segment. I still don't understand exactly when that happens.

mapcat wrote:
CBenson wrote:If you are making a left on Harding Hwy E, then this is just the skip to last ramp naming bug.

I don't think so. I was turning left at SR 95 also (northbound ramp) and that segment is called Marion Mt Gilead Rd.

I really think it is. The bug now happens whenever the route traverses multiple consecutive ramp segments. The difference between the Harding Hwy Exit and the Marian Mt Gileed Rd Exit is that Harding Hwy is split, thus the name used is for this ramp segment if you are turning left. As the segment is unnamed, the name of the next segment "Harding Hwy E" is used.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby mapcat » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:53 pm

CBenson wrote:If you are making a left on Harding Hwy E, then this is just the skip to last ramp naming bug.

I don't think so. I was turning left at SR 95 also (northbound ramp) and that segment is called Marion Mt Gilead Rd.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:51 pm

mapcat wrote:Exit to the right at Harding Hwy E (strangely, ramp is named "Exit to SR 309")


This is one of those exits where the ramp name is completely ignored and it's just quoting the name of the next street segment. I still don't understand exactly when that happens.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby CBenson » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:48 pm

mapcat wrote:Exit to the right at Harding Hwy E (strangely, ramp is named "Exit to SR 309")
If you are making a left on Harding Hwy E, then this is just the skip to last ramp naming bug.
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Re: Theory test: TTS speaking "exit" instead of "keep"

Postby mapcat » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:44 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.

Exit to the right at exit to SR 95
Exit to the right at exit to SR 95
Exit to the right at Harding Hwy E (strangely, ramp is named "Exit to SR 309")
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