How does Waze know when traffic has cleared up?

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Re: How does Waze know when traffic has cleared up?

Postby CBenson » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:38 pm

I believe that the heavy traffic indication times out if it is not confirmed or negated by additional drives. I think the best way to combat the issue is to get more wazers in your area. The more data waze has the better it works.
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How does Waze know when traffic has cleared up?

Postby Bigbear3764 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:13 pm

I don't think you would get the prompt for slow traffic if it is slow every day at the same time. Waze would view that as normal flow.

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How does Waze know when traffic has cleared up?

Postby MDesigner » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:09 pm

Here's a question I've been pondering over:

Let's say a few people are driving down the street, crawling at 5mph. Waze notices this and marks that street as heavily trafficked. So now Wazers avoid it or are rerouted around that stretch. If that's true, and no one ever drives it.. how does Waze know if traffic has cleared up or not?

Case in point: my wife and I were driving, and saw one particular stretch was very slow moving, according to Waze. We decided to ignore it, and guess what: the street was totally fine.

My issue with Waze is that it sometimes has me taking routes with tons of turns in them, avoiding traffic that might not even be there. How do we combat this issue?
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