Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clients

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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:19 pm

But the MUTCD doesn't approve of BUS does it?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 pm

Your probably right. I've only been confused when the TTS says "bus."
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:26 pm

Its not uncommon around here for BGS near state boaders to include the state for a destination. Thus ramp names that copy the BGS crop up with state abbreviations around here.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50 am

GizmoGuy411 wrote:In any case, can you guys provide a couple examples? Meanwhile I'll try to start from page one here and see if I can find a better rationale for "A"dding them.

Well most ramp names in Maryland are using MD for Maryland route numbers. This was started before TTS and has been kept due to the promise of voicing "MD" as "Maryland." If its never going to happen, maybe we should change to SH. There are some other ramps that use other state abbreviations like here, but many others spell out the state name in waze even though the BGS uses the abbreviation to accommodate the TTS. I read somewhere that the AASHTO wants signs in the northeast corridor to use "New York City" and "Washington DC" to avoid conflict with state names, but I can't verify that and its certainly not universal applied.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:06 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
CBenson wrote:I still get "Street Stephens Church Road" here without the period. (with Samantha)

Well, it does need the period. :)


CBenson wrote:I just retested "St Stephens Church Rd,"... and got "Saint".


This is driving me nuts. So waze routed me over St Stephens Church Rd (I haven't deleted the cache since the successful test) and I was given "Street Stephens Church Road," which is consistent with Alan's test that the period is needed. However, I cannot edit the road name to include the period. I add the period, save, refresh the page and the period is gone. Can anyone add the period to this road?
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:31 am

Before. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:31 am

sketch wrote:I think we are all experiencing the same problem there. HD's name, and the period, are only on the southernmost segment. I tried myself.

Could be, but HD's wisdom was that if you change the geometry of the segment as well and save then the name change is saved and takes effect.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:09 pm

I haven't had much time recently to keep up with the forums or edit. But this ramp was enunciated "Exit right to exit to Maryland ... three ... eye ninety seven north ... Baltimore" for me. Is the expansion of state abbreviations like "MD" now universal? This was with Samantha.
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Re: Test of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Abbreviations in Waze Clien

Postby CBenson » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:06 am

sketch wrote:Was there a pause between Maryland and 3?

Yes, I would say there was.
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Postby CBenson » Wed May 21, 2014 10:40 am

Is this a typo?

GizmoGuy411 wrote:"NE-123" says "Northwest 123"


What's the current status of "SR-123?"
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