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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby x-dream » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:00 am

Country: Israel.

We own a marketing business. We do have trucks that uses waze. We sure would like to see version for trucks.

Our local transportation rules have restrictions for:

1. Some roads are not for trucks.
2. Some roads allow trucks at certien hours.

Thank you!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby deeggo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:15 pm

I figured it wasn't very concrete.
They will not go there. Other apps are way better on the pedestrian and bicycle thing. That boat has left and it's to late to jump on.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Riamus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:22 am

It wasn't that post by them. I'll look for it. It's the same post that mentioned adding speed limits. And yes, I know it's not in beta and will likely be a long way down the road. Just saying that they said it was at least planned at some point.

EDIT:
Ok, it took a little work, but I found it. Here is the post from shirlig that comments on adding walking and biking to Waze. See list item #3. Now, this is obviously just a goal and may or may not ever be fully added. It's too soon to know, but it is at least on the table. As far as making it less work to add all of the walking and biking areas, I think Waze should consider adding checkboxes to street segments allowing you to mark a check if a sidewalk is present as well as mark a check if bicycles are allowed. That would save having to add a ton of sidewalks and bike lanes to the map that follow the roads. In short, it would save a LOT of work. Then, all that is left is adding paths that do not follow roads. Just a thought. And I think we'll find that there are a lot of walking and biking enthusiasts who would put in the time to get their trails mapped in Waze even if they have no interest in mapping roads. And in some countries or some areas of countries, you may even find more editors for biking/walking than for driving. And though it's a long way down the road, I'd also suggest that Waze separate walking/biking trails from the road layer so that editors can hide roads and still see the trails or hide trails and still see the roads. It will make it far easier to edit without needing to see everything at once.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:31 am

Riamus wrote:Or if you're asking about pedestrians and bicycles, Waze staff mentioned it in their post about the Google acquisition.
I see no reference to pedestrians or bicycles in Noam's post about the Google acquisition here: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 11#p466608

I can tell you that neither pedestrians nor bicycles are currently being tested as an option.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:16 am

Riamus wrote:Champs or high level editors have been commenting on it. That along with the time based turn restrictions are vehicle restrictions.

Or if you're asking about pedestrians and bicycles, Waze staff mentioned it in their post about the Google acquisition.


Yes, the google-acquisition. In their euphoria, they would have announced support for rollerskates, horsecarts, dogsleds, elephant rides, toboggan and rickshaws if they had thought of it.

For pedestrians and bicycles you need 3-4 times the amount of roads (in cities, at least). All that trouble for an additional 1-2% of users? Not in a long time, not as long as growth rates are in the double figures.
Expect vehicletypes that use a subset of the current roadnetwork, not a superset.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Riamus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:56 am

Champs or high level editors have been commenting on it. That along with the time based turn restrictions are vehicle restrictions.

Or if you're asking about pedestrians and bicycles, Waze staff mentioned it in their post about the Google acquisition.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby deeggo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:06 pm

Where did you get that information?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Riamus » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:38 pm

I believe the vehicle type authorization for roads is in beta now, though it is currently only going to be in the editor. They'll probably make is usable from the client once enough data is added in the editor to make it actually work.

I know pedestrian and bicycles are planned, but that will likely be a while down the road.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby SeatIbizaRouge » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:25 pm

Hi everybody !

Country : France
Most used vehicles should be added like Bicycles, Motorbikes, Trucks, SUVs
(and even a Pedestrian mode would be nice :lol: )

Of course by adding specific vehicles, you should create specific roads (bicycles paths, ...) and the possibility to add authorized vehicles in the road options (in WME).

(I'm sorry if my english is bad, but happily you can't hear my awful French accent :lol: )
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby wanttofish » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:40 am

Commercial truck routes. New York, USA
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