sketch wrote:taddison1 wrote:jasonh300 wrote:What was the exact name of the expressway, as named on the Waze map? It's working fine at the expressway near me.
It's "N Central Expy".
Whatever this TTS problem is, it doesn't seem to be consistent. Most streets announce fine, there seem to be just a few that don't.
I haven't figured out if it's always the same streets that fail to announce the abbreviations correctly, or if it's just a random failure that can occur on any street. Unfortunately, the streets that I've heard fail are far from my house so I can't easily go and drive them again.
All the examples I saw with the "N" problem seem to be where Waze doesn't expect a "north", that is, wherever the N is not preceded by a street abbreviation or a numerical highway designation. So it didn't work on "Cesar Chavez N" or "I-35W N", while I assume it would work on "Cesar Chavez Dr N" or "I-35 N".
Was "N Central Expy" only a problem with the "expressway" portion, or with the north as well? I would expect N at the front to work for North; I take "N Causeway Blvd" all the time and it always works.
Maybe "Expwy" would work for expressway where "Expy" does not. "Expwy" is the preferred abbreviation under the MUTCD. "Expy" is a USPS abbreviation we chose to prefer because (1) it's shorter and (2) some states use it on their signs anyway.
Looks like taddison beat me to the punch (it was my post). But this just happened for the very first time last week. I am clearing my TTS cache right now just in case. The frontage road is signed as N Central Expy (not Expwy). I always did Expwy until I realized it was technically wrong per signage. The N is not directional but is part of the actual street name based on where in the city it falls (northern part or southern). I can tell you exactly where it happened if you would like. I was really surprised since other frontage roads using the same name were pronounced just fine. Here is the section in question and you can even see my UR https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=6&lat ... TTTFTTTTFT
I was making a turn heading east on Armstrong (actually in the parking lot) and making a right on N Central Expy. Thanks for the help. Now I know it's not just me!!!