Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby deeggo » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:53 pm

It will never happen.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby demeltt » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:16 am

I agree with jemay.

1. trailer mode would be helpful the most helpful. RV planning routs without tight turns or narrow roads. Also the option to avoid steep grades or known high wind areas.

2. Carpool mode would be nice. the ability to recognize if a carpool and or toll lane is on the rare occasion traveling faster.

jemay wrote:Location: USA
1) Recreational Vehicle (RV), some roads are restricted and do not allowing RVs. Some roads and tunnels do not allow RVs.
2) Towing anything. (Car towing a trailer, RV towing a car/trailer, Pickup truck towing trailer, Truck (18 wheelers)....) Because in California you can only do 55mph while everybody else can go faster when posted. So time of ETA would change for anybody towing (because we are not allowed to drive over 55mph when towing)
3) In California, if the HOV lanes are in the center of the interstate, Trucks and towing vehicles can not be in the inside (Left) lanes or the dedicated center (of the freeway) lanes (i.e. 91 express lanes).
4) Trains. People are already riding the trains with Waze on and building roads (tracks :roll:)
5) Ferry routes. Currently we mark them as toll roads, but should be classified and noted as Ferry.

Truck = 18 wheeler = semi = commercial truck,
Pickup truck = non commercial truck would equate to private car.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby dfellow » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:36 pm

Just started using Waze. Finding it a nice app. Now see that I'm probably messing things up (speed reports) since I'm riding a bicycle. But, I'm able to document problems though while riding like missing streets and traffic problems, construction zones, so I would like to see a bicycle mode.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby djejbr » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:50 pm

Please include Waze support for motorcycle riders and please make sure that in Brazil it has the ability for traffic filtering which is something legal around here!

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DKaz » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:21 pm

Country: Canada
Vehicle Type: Limited Speed Motorcycle/Scooter

I already check "avoid freeways" but sometimes I get routed onto 80km/h roads that while they don't prohibit limited speed motorcycles from using, I'd prefer not to use it unless I absolutely had to ie. major accidents on every other alternate route. And then I would use a shoulder if one was available.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DubPi » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:01 am

I have an pull behind RV and with my Garmin GPS I can enter the length and the height of my vehicle and the gps will not tell me to make U-turns where I can't with a vehicle that large and it won't take me down below bridges that I can't pass under. It also avoids dirt and 4x4 roads where i could get easily stuck. A feature I would like to see is rating gas stations for maneuvering in RVs....sometimes it's a nightmare just getting gas. [ img ]

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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

Country - France


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 ;)

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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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