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Re: Trucking specific

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:00 am

A "truck mode" been requested several times... I've pushed to have any potential future "no trucks" tag in the hands of higher level editors (AMs with over 100K edits and CMs) because I can see a serious potential for abuse - Wazers just marking "no trucks" on their residential street because they don't like it when a truck drives by, or not correctly interpreting the signs (i.e. "No Thru Trucks" does not equal "No Trucks"). I've also pushed for input from those with Class A & B (Commercial) Drivers Licenses in creating the rules.

Full disclosure, I have a Connecticut Class B CDL.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:26 pm

CBenson wrote:
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CBenson wrote:What I think would be best, would be the ability to input, save and share individual road preferences. That way truckers (or any other class of drivers) could develop their own list of roads to avoid and share it with other drivers. Each group of drivers could maintain their own data.

An editor/diagnostic nightmare!

The idea would be to keep the data out of the general waze map.

A simple "No Trucks" flag would be a good start - like on (most) parkways in the US... And it won't interfere with Wazers that don't set their client to "Truck Mode"... We would need a little icon of a truck to appear in the Map Issue reports to indicate that the reporter had their client in "Truck Mode".

Past that, I think it would be great to have, BUT way too complicated to deal with things like vehicle height/width/weight, etc...
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:17 pm

attheyard wrote:Not sure why truckers would need this. There are already very good maps for truckers for this purpose exactly. I'm not a trucker but my guess is there are GPS apps for this too.
One word: POINTS... :D and the truck maps aren't updated that often, and don't have live traffic & other Waze features...

attheyard wrote:Probably would help to get some trucker input, but asking the majority of folks who only commute to help those who drive for a living sounds like the blind leading the sighted.
It will work both ways... The truckers will help the commuters (mainly on the highways) & the commuters will help the truckers (mainly on surface streets)... Truckers are constantly talking on the CB Radio mostly about nonsense, but when there is traffic they talk about what lane to be in to get around it, what the best way to go is (through or around it - and which way around it).

I drive all sorts of vehicles at work, from SUVs to vans to box trucks... I use Waze all the time... Just like using a regular GPS I still have to keep my eye out for bridge height signs, etc... The only difference is that the regular GPS won't route me on the parkway when it's set to truck mode, Waze will - until I select a different route (and stick to it, if I deviate it trys to put me on the parkway again).
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby attheyard » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:36 am

Not sure why truckers would need this. There are already very good maps for truckers for this purpose exactly. I'm not a trucker but my guess is there are GPS apps for this too. Probably would help to get some trucker input, but asking the majority of folks who only commute to help those who drive for a living sounds like the blind leading the sighted.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby CBenson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:40 pm

What I think would be best, would be the ability to input, save and share individual road preferences. That way truckers (or any other class of drivers) could develop their own list of roads to avoid and share it with other drivers. Each group of drivers could maintain their own data.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby CBenson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:14 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
CBenson wrote:What I think would be best, would be the ability to input, save and share individual road preferences. That way truckers (or any other class of drivers) could develop their own list of roads to avoid and share it with other drivers. Each group of drivers could maintain their own data.

An editor/diagnostic nightmare!

The idea would be to keep the data out of the general waze map.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby CBenson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:55 pm

I guess my question is why can't waze implement a "road closed" feature? There are plenty of times where I just want waze routing to avoid a particular road for some reason. The question becomes can the routing engine ever take into account a personal preference to avoid a designated road.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby CBenson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:24 pm

dmcconachie wrote:
CBenson wrote:The idea would be to keep the data out of the general waze map.

All good and well. Until one of them raises a UR with little or no explanation. Think of the clamour to disable cookie munching!

:lol: Well, of course. But we must have progress.
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Re: Trucking specific

Postby darkneon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:05 am

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Re: Re: Trucking specific

Postby darkneon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:07 am

darkneon wrote:Sweet, would also need weight limitations (total+p.axle), hight, width...

I drive my truck daily with Waze in Belgium, have drivers license C+E (truck up to 44 tons with trailer.

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