Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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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: ... 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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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby MikeyMikeT » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:12 am

A motorcycle option would be great to see. The live data regarding my speed shouldn't count, since in Thailand we are permitted to drive between cars that are stuck in epic traffic jams.

That being said, larger bikes DO get stuck in the traffic jams since they are too big to fit between the cars. Also, in some countries lane sharing is illegal, so motorcycles can offer legitimate data about traffic speed.

Maybe two options for motorcycles would work best: Motorcycle (lane-sharing disabled) and Motorcle (lane sharing enabled). The default could have lane-sharing disabled, but for those of use in places that allow it we could enable it. I love Waze, but I do feel my presence on the road screws up the data.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby mirarkitty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:48 am

Well, something to start with that needs to enter into the maps as soon as possible:

* Taxi mode - can take taxi lanes and shortcuts a lot in sweden - need map support
* Bus mode - same there (bus~=taxi+truck), and need map support
* Carpooling mode - may take special lanes as well (doesn't exist in sweden though)
* MC mode - they may bypass stuck traffic and mess up roads
* Truck mode - slow, messes up roads, might need permissions on roads on the map to pick the right roads
* Trailer mode - slow, messes up roads

Maybe a height/weight-of-vehicle with permissions set on roads for that.

Speaking of which, please add time-limited permissions on roads while you're on that ("7:30-22:00 only northbound")...
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby mjepson » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:25 pm

I would love to have navigation for the motorcycle, based on how "nice" the roads are. I know there are maps for Garmin that have scored the roads on their view or on their curves (we love good curves). You can use these when just riding for fun and it calculates a route from A to B using nice roads, rather than the fastest ones.
I know this would be a lot of work to implement and to have wazers score the roads based on these criteria, but a man can dream!
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby MMPDavidL » Sun May 05, 2013 6:38 pm

How about adding a mini van icon? I love my sonora gold entourage. I call it, 'The Golden Eagle' :)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Mynios » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:27 pm

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ndscable » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:36 am

gadgetech3142 wrote:
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We have the same situation (HOV/HOT lanes) in Houston on I-10, and they are adding it to US-290. We have HOV lanes all over town, most of which reverse direction depending on the time of day.

There are also a few major side roads that have center lanes that reverse direction depending on traffic and/or time of day. (yes, I know, this one should go on the Map forum, I'm just saying it would be nice to be able to warn people coming from the correct direction of hazards in that lane.)


I have to second this. I'm sure this is being worked on but I too live in Houston and I-10 and some of our other highways have a few quirks with HOV lanes. For instance, depending on the time of day and day of the week, I-10's HOV lane on each side switches to being a toll lane. If we could have checks to state what days of the week and times to set the time of day that this happens would be extremely helpful to HOV drivers.
Also, I used to live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. They had an HOV lane on the north and south side of the bay that was designated as HOV during high traffic times of the day only (and day of the week, M-F). During all the rest of the time anyone, single passenger or not, could use the lane without penalty. This was also the case north of Hartford, CT on I-91.

While this would add a lot of flags to highway segments, Lvl 5 editors shouldn't have a problem handling this.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby NEPAHXC » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:51 am

There are a lot of truckers out there. Myself included. I always have my phone up for WAZE and my Garmin Dezl GPS up on the dash so I don't hit any bridges. If WAZE added a Truck Mode to the map that would be amazing.

WE NEED A TRUCK MODE! please.....

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Nikiburton » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:36 pm

In Spain there are some streets of exclusive use for electrical cars. Can this category be added?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby noney82 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:57 am

excuse me for being lazy and not reading all 19 pages of thread but... if i select 'car type' as a truck does that mean it uses routes that are truck friendly or is it just purely for illustration purposes?
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