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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Sun May 18, 2014 11:43 pm

petervdveen wrote:
Rottame65 wrote:Country: Italy
I use waze with my scooter and in my hometown, Milan, scooters and motorbikes are allowed to run on most bus and taxi lane. It would be great if waze will recognize bus and taxi lanes allowed to other categories of vehicles.

Better don't.
You will create fake traffic jams and removed the correct ones.


I'm not in a position to comment on anything other than the bare basics. But Waze works on restrictions, not allowances. So there is no "Taxi Lane". There is a lane that taxis are allowed to use. If Scooters or motorbikes are allowed to use them then they are not restricted.

I *SUSPECT* that the travel times will be calculated separately from taxis. So I think that the "scooter in a taxi lane" will only create traffic jams for other scooters who wish to use that taxi lane. And if that scooter can't get through, this is a good thing, In My Not so-humble Opinion.

I'm not in that part of the world, and cannot comment on how things will work in real-life versus how we model it.

An example: Local to me are some streets that are one way only during certain hours on school days. So we can program Waze to accept those limitations Monday through Friday, between certain dates. (School start to end.) It's not as good as knowing the entire schedule of the school for things like days off, but it's better than where we are now. So we go with the general rule, rather than the specific rule.

I suspect the same type of logic will apply here. Once again, the same restrictions apply. I can only speak to what I know first-hand. I am not a guru and cannot predict things in the future... Waze time for "soon" doesn't always correspond to real-life "soon". But I haven't even been involved with Waze long enough to know that first-hand...

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:46 am

An additional thought about vehicle types...

"Limo" and "Shuttle". I've ended up changing jobs from a truck driver to working at one of the busiest airports in the world, and now see lane restrictions between taxi's, limos. shuttles (company vans used for moving peope in mass, similar to public transport. and public transportation can have different road restrictions.

I still think that approving multiple truck classes is more imporant of an issue. So as the queaky wheel is the one that get's the grease, I mention it again.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Out of curiosity, would that ban include vehicles that are powered by LPG rather than gasoline?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Lama_Dopje » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:20 am

Add bicycles! We have a lot of cycling lanes in the Netherlands and it would be nice to recognize this as well.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby lateknightucd » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:59 pm

Country: USA
Navigation type: All
What about the option to show total cost for tolls from a starting to ending location? I noticed when I drove from Grand Rapids to Chicago last time that it would have been helpful to know not just that there were tolls but that there were three $1.50 tolls.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby leocylau » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:54 pm

1 - Truck (1st priority):
WME to provide choices of road type: Weak bridge/narrow road/low bridge...
2 - Bus (2nd priority):
WME to proivde choices of road type: Bus lane/no car lane...
3 - Train (no necessary)
4 - Bicycle/walk (NO):
The recent map is already complicated. We can have it in the future but it's better to have an other bicycle map using other WME.
Vehicle types will give us some benefit but just wonder it will cause routing problem as Toll road does :?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby leocylau » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:39 pm

Volum1 wrote:Are there any news about putting on a road a "weight limit"? In my country (Estonia), there are many cities, that can't allow trucks above 8 tonne or so. That idea, in my opinion, is brilliant.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby LilianeWusky » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:53 pm

Location: Netherlands
I say, add mopeds. I drive a moped myself, and it drives almost as fast as cars are allowed to drive on normal roads, the difference is just 2 or 3 mph.
However, with our laws and such, a moped driver often has to use bicycle lanes, depending on the rules on that stretch of road. There's a bicycle tunnel on my way to work, and I use it, saves me a slow traffic light and such. I've tried adding the tunnel to the map, but it doesn't show up on the map editor, sadly. But yeah, mopeds should be added to the vehicles.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby lucasmlessa » Wed May 07, 2014 12:58 pm

I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesians love motorcycles as much as they love cellphones. So you can imagine the end of this story...

Waze here has a MAJOR problem which is the motorcycle users... Waze should have different algorithm for cars and motorcycles.

Motorcycles in Indonesia are in millions, much more than cars, and they drive much faster, making the waze average traffic speed always incorrect.

Those users also go on Waze Map Editor and make small little pave ways as drivable, also messing up with the whole system and drive directions. :x

Waze please HELP with a solution for this problem! :?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Machete808 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:03 pm

Here's a UR about the issue, apparently from a trucker:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... 933&zoom=5

CBenson wrote:
nepahxc wrote:WE NEED A TRUCK MODE! please.....

It is up to the waze editing community to add the truck restrictions to the waze map to make any such designation useful. There is a brief discussion here regarding which roads should be designated as prohibited to trucks. Feel free to use you experience and add your input there.


I'll direct him to the forum post CBenson mentioned.

Just to add: It's true that editors have to set the restrictions before the setting could be effective. Do we know that the setting iS ready to be deployed and is only waiting for us to do the restrictions? It's hard to know which of the many tasks editors have to do should get top priority. There's so much work to do on the map!
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