Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Icebreaker1979 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:25 pm

Would love to see a road type = ferry and have the ability to mark it as open/closed based on a schedule and/or high water/repairs.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby icissel » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:18 am

I know this is an older thread and perhaps this has been addressed already. I work in emergency services and often times an accident is posted on waze before we even hear about it. When an accident occurs on a highway or other road where opposing traffic is divided by medians or barriers it makes it difficult to determine the exact location of the accident and the best route (i.e. getting on an on ramp to go north when you should go south). It would be great if there were an emergency mode where users could select their service area and view a list of recently posted accidents (or even recieve them as push notifications) to help find the best route to the accident.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby im_anca » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:19 am

Location : Jakarta, Indonesia
Vehicle : Motorcycle

It would be great if waze can add it, in Indonesia the population of motorcycle is enormous
and many road (Jakarta) that have motorcycle restriction, and many small alley that only motorcycle can pass, so it will help us (motorcycle user) a lot..
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby itnives » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:30 pm

I Totally agree with this I think it would help a lot. HOV is really big over here in northern virginia. Great Idea CBenson plus if there is away to avoid EZPASS lanes in the route that would be a really nice feature. Too many times I have gotten put on to those lanes using my gps and having to pay a fee.
CBenson wrote:I'm in the Washington, DC region of the United States and believe that you are not really serving the commuters here if you do not take the HOV restrictions into account. Thus the ability to designate HOV roads and HOV vehicles is needed. However, many of the HOV restrictions here are for only a portion of the day. Thus, HOV needs to be a quality/characteristic of the road (like toll is) and it needs to be able to vary based on the time of day. In other words, you will need to able to designate the road as HOV from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. During that time only HOV type vehicles can use the road. Additionally, it matters how many occupants the vehicle has here. In other words, some restrictions are HOV-2 (restricted to vehicles with 2 or more occupants) and some restrictions are HOV-3 (restricted to vehicles with 3 or more occupants). So ideally, you would be able to designate between HOV types. But I believe that just a HOV designation would be useful, even if you could not distinguished between HOV types.

There is also much discussion about the recently opened HOT/Express lanes in the area. The lanes are available either if you meet the HOV requirement or if you pay a toll. Thus, it would be beneficial if you could designate a road as both toll and HOV and that would allow routing if you have avoid toll road off or if you select that you are HOV.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby jcluth » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:12 pm

boodieman72 wrote:Another vote for truck routes. Just think off all the data Waze could get with a truck drivers using it.

I think they already are. I drove a thousand miles through OH, IN, IL, and MO in the middle of the night a few days ago and passed several fellow Wazers...and the only nearby vehicles were semis. In fact, I'd estimate that at least 1 out of every 10 trucks I encountered seemed to appear with a Waze avatar somewhere in the vicinity, and a few truckers I've seen on the forums here have said they keep Waze up for info on upcoming hazards (and likely cops, too).

Given that several states restrict the speeds of trucks (IN was 70/cars and 65 trucks, and CA is 70 cars/55 trucks, which is downright dangerous, IMHO, due to the speed differential), it probably isn't a bad idea to give trucks their own category on Waze.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby jcluth » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:10 am

I misread the post I replied to. I missed the word "truck routes" and thought the poster was just suggesting that we can get lots of data from enticing truckers to use Waze. I simply meant to comment that it seems a lot of truckers already use Waze. I know nothing about how Waze should handle truck routes.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby jemay » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:23 pm

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.

Notes:
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 JoelTurnerCool » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:41 pm

Service vehicle. I drive a garbage truck that makes many stops. This makes the road glow because of a falsely slow speed.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby joelw135 » Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 pm

I would love to see bicycle and bicycle friendly routes. Many people commute by bicycle today and the number of recreational riders has increased.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby JoseAGPal » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:31 pm

Country: Spain

Walk: I think some times we could use to go from our car to our final destination walking.

I think it will be very easy to do: now we actually have pedestrian boardwalks type roads.

The only thing to do is to ignore forbidden directions and forbid using highways


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