Waze and speed limits

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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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Waze and speed limits

Postby iahim » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:32 am

fvwazing wrote:
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?

Yes, and that's why I suggested using the maximum average.
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Waze and speed limits

Postby fvwazing » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:20 am

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.
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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 mmbe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:57 am

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?
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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 mmbe » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:20 am

Thank you so much. I usually do trust the car speedometer over Waze the speedometer. Was just wondering and you taught me something i didn't know. Alright, off to bed I'm tired. :)
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