Waze and speed limits

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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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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby GPSRitter » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:05 am

Ciao Antonella,

This could be a quite nice feature.
I would wote for that too.

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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby stars1977 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:13 am

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!
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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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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby Scruffy151 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:06 pm

I have actually grown to be against this idea. I would rather see waze color code the speed based on the averages.

If you are significantly below averages your speed would show red, a little below yellow, at averages green, a little above blue, significantly above purple.

Since waze is targeted at commuters this seems to fit better.
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Waze and speed limits

Postby fvwazing » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:09 pm

You realize that you are faster than average HALF the time?
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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby stars1977 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:29 pm

I like scruffy's idea. That shouldn't take much to code in to the client.
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Waze and speed limits

Postby iahim » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:31 pm

fvwazing wrote:You realize that you are faster than average HALF the time?

Not if they use the maximum average speed for the segment. Waze records the average speed at 10-15 minutes intervals, so by using the maximum of those averages, all rush hour traffic, accidents, etc. would be filtered out.
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Waze and speed limits

Postby fvwazing » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:01 pm

iahim wrote:
fvwazing wrote:You realize that you are faster than average HALF the time?

Not if they use the maximum average speed for the segment. Waze records the average speed at 10-15 minutes intervals, so by using the maximum of those averages, all rush hour traffic, accidents, etc. would be filtered out.



You realize that, in every interval, you are faster than the average for that interval HALF the time?
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Re: Waze and speed limits

Postby floppyrod84 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:58 pm

Of course, hence the word average lol it's obvious to me anyway :-)

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