Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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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.

+1
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Lilywusky1 » 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 LucasKellermannn » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:28 am

Wow, this discussion already started in 2012 and vehicle category isn't already available to use...

I love Waze, as a salesman i use it every single day, but I drive a Van and unfortunately Waze has put me in very difficult situations several times. This is not about some bonus implementation, it is a serious need. The major part of gps offers this option, I personally believe that Waze development team should take this seriously. I don't want to sound rude, I'm saying it in a nice way. :)

About wich categories Waze should have, i would put like this:
1) Transport Vehicle
2) Car
3) By Walk / Bike

But inside the option "transport vehicle" i would suggest that Waze user set up the vehicle description like weight, height, length.. Just it. Let's be honest, creating much types of vehicles such as bus, truck, heavy truck, etc, would be impracticable to set it all in each street in map editor... :roll:

Car option would still the same and by walking could include routes trough parks, metro, etc.. (But not actually urgent).


Anyway and again, I just love Waze and I want to help to improve it as I can...
God bless you all!
Hugs!

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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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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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