Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ehdiv » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:47 am

Country - France

hi,

I'm driving a scooter and using Waze.
If 20 cars are driving at 10km/h in a street while 20 scooter are driving at 40km/h, what is the information sent to Waze system and sent by Waze to my phone ?

Why not implement a revolutionary new feature ? It could looks like this :
1/ Possibility to be a "motorbike driver" (among other possibilities) in my profile
2/ When running Waze on my phone a question could appear : "are you driving your motorbike today ?" (after all Waze sometimes ask me if I'm driving or if I'm a passenger ;))
3/ Calculating a travel time specifically designed for motorbikes/scooters either based on car travel times minus x% or based on other scooter drivers :). Even with an alert message "Oh oh ! due to this sooooo great and exclusive new feature, your travel time won't be as precise as usual but is a maximu given the traffic information we have ;)".

And, @petervdveen, by the way when I'm using Waze with my scooter I'm sending Waze "false" informations on traffic. Just because me, and all other motorbikers are driving more easily in heavy traffic or traffic jam...

Splitting car drivers profiles and motorbike/scooter drivers profiles would :
1/ give Waze a really inovative feature (as far as I know, others are not doing this)
2/ send more accurate traffic information to Waze users
3/ be a mean to get more clients ;)

My 2 cents.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Eticketlizabeth » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:57 pm

I love that more cars are now available, but how about a minivan/van? I know I'm not the only Mom's Taxi Service out there using Waze! (I chose "taxi" for just that reason, but I actually drive a black minivan--nothing like the only black vehicle available, the Smart!)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby everylastbyteltd » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:01 am

How about a little person for when walking, and a Train one that follows the train routes? :D

Also can you add in a black car that isn't a smart car? I've got a black Fiesta (new style) add one of them for me? 8-)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby FathomsDown » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:55 pm

There are a lot of width, height and weight restrictions around where I drive. If other vehicle types are going to be added, we would need to have some way of adding these restrictions to the map and navigating around them for larger/heavier vehicles.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fernandoanguita » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:32 am

Borgholio wrote:For the love of God, please bring back "minimize turns"! That's the one navigation feature I want to see above all else. Nothing is more annoying than seeing Waze plot a zigzag pattern through side streets instead of the (more sensible) route of taking primary streets with a minimum of turns and intersections.


I definetely agree !
I have got zigzag routes many times just to save a few meters instead of going straight by the major roads, saving time and money (brakes and gas).

Gas savings routes would be a quite reasonable benefit to get this feature back.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ForestPhil » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:53 pm

Cars pulling trailers would be useful. In the UK these are required to go 10MPH below any speed of 60MPH or 70MPH.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:04 am

@shawndoc: There's nothing crazy on it at all. No, this would be the correct order. But I suspect that (for any reasons beyond this thread and our knowledge) regularly appearing new (social) features are being considered more important than finally completing or fixing the existing ones.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:38 am

ChrisSeiler wrote:I also would love to have a [...] train mode as well ...

Waze would have to display the Rails again :|
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:57 am

An optional segment slope parameter or a "too steep" checkbox and corresponding client preference might be necessary for some vehicle types.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Sun May 05, 2013 8:58 am

srbhiscock wrote:A navigation type that would utilise a generic economy algorithm would be useful, perhaps avoiding lots of stop-start situations...

...and detouring shorter lower-ranked roads over much longer (and usually similarly fast, but often slower) routes over higher-ranked roads.

An economic route type was promised many months ago IIRC, and should IMHO be implemented regardless of the planned low-road-types-pruning replacement.
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