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 hzt9tx » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:10 pm

Selecting Electric or EV as a fuel type would be incredibly useful for those of us who have range anxiety in the coldest months of commuting. Being able to select EV and Most Economical would ensure maximum distance for the charge available taking into consideration terrain and speed limits.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Hypersky75 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:51 pm

I'm a truck driver (18 wheeler) in Canada and would LOVE to have such a vehicle category added in the waze client.
As for truck navigation, I've seen very few truck-only roads segments so far, but a lot of no-trucks-allowed ones. There is also the question of weight, size, and hazardous material restrictions, but I think that would be too complicated for now (unless you guys are up for it!). I currently handle those with a truck GPS anyway, but I always have waze running beside it for traffic and live incidents reports. My GPS is also slow at re-routing, so waze is a great backup since it re-routes very quickly.
A truck driver mood, and a few different truck (and trailer) color choices for the vehicle icon display would be nice too.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby hsanivaram » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:05 am

Hi wazer from India!

Here we have toll roads where only commercial vehicle is supposed to pay tax. Therefore i would love if taxi is update in it.

On its selection toll demarked for taxi will be activated on waze.

Vehicle type: TAXI
Navigation Type: Ability to mark commercial tolls.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby HonzaCzech » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:04 am

Bay Area, CA

Motorcycle mode

Today i was riding my motorcycle from work (hwy237/Great America) to Race St. at San Jose. I could have went thru Hwy 101-Hwy87-hwy260-race street (10 min max, even in traffic), it was guiding me thru Santa Clara streets to avoid 101.
I can go thru traffic without problems, and I am using waze for accident reports, possible police radar an other conditions on the road, but I am not very interested in traffic since I am all of the time in the carpool lane going 50-60mph while others go 20-30mph.

So motorcycle mode would be pretty cool

Thank you waze
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby harling » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:41 am

syntax2600 wrote:
davipt wrote:So I guess the first thing to ask is a Waze mood for Police, so we can see you driving on the map and avoid you ;) (not kidding, a Police mood could make sense, ask it!)

I'd use a police mood. Why not?

In some jurisdictions, the police with whom Wazers concern themselves are more in the revenue business than the safety business (for whom case a "Police" mood would be self-defeating).
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby harling » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:43 pm

Borgholio wrote:Sometimes Waze will take a zig-zag course through side streets because it believes it will be quicker than going a slightly longer way over primary streets. It doesn't factor in all the left turns and stop signs that slow things down.

Actually it does factor in turning delays... when that data is available. When/if you can afford to take the time, driving those suggested routes a few times will provide Waze with that information, and it will "learn" that taking those side-streets isn't such a bargain after all.

(This assumes there are no problems with the map--e.g., wrongly restricted turns, disconnected roads--along the better route.)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby HandofMadness » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:36 pm

Here's an idea. It's a little bit crazy, but I think it may work:

Get 'private car' routing finished before jumping off on something new.

- Proper HOV support
- HOT lane support
- U-turns
- time restricted turns
- time restricted direction of travel
- differentiation between maintained gravel roads and 4x4 trails
- Ability to update incorrect GPS coordinates for addresses (since Bing takes forever, a small Waze hosted override database would work)

Most of these will affect any new type of vehicle routing you add as well. Let's get the bread and butter first before jumping to dessert.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Gulasz » Mon May 12, 2014 10:13 am

country - Poland
I use waze on motorbike, and usually I have totally different speed than car users,I think it will be very usefull to distinguish motorbikes and cars in your app.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby goimir » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:14 pm

Most turns on major roads are OK. I can think of a few routes where "less turns" would actually be detrimental to a route. Where you have the old main street which runs along a river, for instance, which is heavily commercialized, vs taking the highways that go around the city. Something like 421 Main st, Jermyn, pa to 57 Robert St, Nanticoke, PA. There are no turns; it's a 35 mile straight shot. It would take you through every town ever and about 150 traffic lights. That's about 2 hours of driving, vs 45 minutes if you took the highway.
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