Waze and speed limits

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Re: Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby dmcconachie » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 am

mmbe wrote:Slightly off topic, but i have noticed the speedometer on Waze is 2 miles slower than the digital speedometer in my car. Has anyone else noticed a difference or should i get my speedometer checked out?

Standard, your speedo is legally required to not show you going slower than you actually are so manufacturers err on the side o caution. It's better with newer models but I've seen older cars be overstated by 10%.
Satnav devices have no such legal requirement so will typically be more accurate (YMMV so always best to side with the car speedo if you're not sure)

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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby dknight212 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Only with a uniform distribution.

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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby bgodette » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:20 am

fvwazing wrote:I am not sure what a "maximum average" looks like. But I am quite sure I do no want that connected to my chances to get fined.
In the minimum of 1008* average buckets per week there will be one bucket that's got the largest number, and as you mentioned this number probably has very little correlation to the posted speed limit in most countries.

*There could be more than 1008 buckets per week, but that is the minimum number for what can be seen using the widget.
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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby AntonellaSambo » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:23 am

mrgrumpy wrote:I like the idea, but we'd have to go back and put all the limits on roads. In the UK we have 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 & 70 limits. Some roads have variable limits too. In theory it would be good, but in practice it would take a lot of time and effort to get it working.

Keep the ideas coming though!

:) True. But it could be done in the same way Wazers edit maps: authorized users can report speed limits, that should be confirmed by following Wazers. It could be started at the beginning on freeways and highways (both major and minor); and we could imagine a colour code for the speed icon also for the "uncovered" roads: for example , blue when there are no validate speed limits, green for correct speed (or below), yellow for speed near the limit (or uncertain), and red when the ticket is sure 8-) .
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Waze and speed limits

Postby AntonellaSambo » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:49 am

Hallo, I'm an Italian "very young" Wazer :oops: and I have a suggestion: to make Waze warn us ALWAYS when exceeding speed limits 8-) , regardless of the proximity of a camera. It could be possibly done by changing the colour of the speed icon (i.e., for example from gray to yellow and then red) to make the message very intuitive ;) , without compel us to distract to read the small numbers on the icon.
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