Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaineseMan » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:27 am

Location: London, England
Vehicle type: motorcycles

I apologise if someone's mentioned my points in this thread, but, based on my experience, a motorcycle setting would be helpful for two reasons. Firstly, it would prevent the motorcyclist from reporting inaccurate traffic conditions when they are filtering though traffic. Secondly, it would prevent the motorcyclist from being unnecessarily rerouted around standstill traffic - something that can be very frustrating for me as a rider when I know I can filter past the traffic anyway.

As for the American states who have made filtering (or 'lane splitting' in local jargon) illegal, I cannot see the point of wanting to own a motorcycle in the first place if you can't take advantage of its smaller size. There is a safe manner in performing this manoeuvre, so instead of banning it completely, the Americans should rather educate their drivers to be more aware of the things around them (the level of driving in most states is atrocious as it is compared Western Europe) as well as training motorcyclists how to filter safely.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ForestPhil » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:53 pm

Cars pulling trailers would be useful. In the UK these are required to go 10MPH below any speed of 60MPH or 70MPH.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby alexs001 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:56 am

AndyPoms wrote:Country: USA (but I think this list can apply to all)

Vehicle Type: Truck
Associated Segment Flag: No Trucks
Notes: HOWEVER, this has to be implemented better than the "Toll Road" flag. It needs to be limited to 2nd level Area Managers (those with more than 100,000 edits) & Country Mangers. This is to prevent abuse because in the US, there are Roads that are "No Trucks" (think things like Parkways) & "No Thru Trucks" (Think residential streets - HOWEVER it is legal to drive a truck on these streets - just not legal to use it as a cut-through to get somewhere else). Regular users should not have access to this flag because everyone will be flagging the street they live on as "No Trucks" because no one likes trucks on their street. I also agree with Hypersky75 about further restrictions (weight, height, width, hazmat, etc) be awesome to have, but too complicated to handle.
Hypersky75 wrote: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!).
The more truckers we can get on the service, the more data Waze will get simply based on the amount of hours/miles these drivers go in a given day. The truck mode could also differentiate between trucks slowing down on a hill (cars maintaining normal speed) and a traffic jam (all vehicle types slowing) - Maintaining a "Truck average speed" on these segments. This same exact system could also apply to RVs - most of which, based on height & weight and the fact some have airbrakes, technically qualify as Commercial Vehicles, but are exempt from all the DOT restrictions/licensing (a sore spot with truckers).
One problem I can see with restricting this to high-level editors, is that many of them will not have the specific knowledge as to which routes are approved for truck traffic. Perhaps editors should have to log miles as a truck before editing rights can be granted for these parameters. Of course, this introduces another whole layer of complexity to the user privileges system.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Ben_Quart » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:31 pm

Country: Spain

Walk: I think some times we could use to go from our car to our final destination walking.

I think it will be very easy to do: now we actually have pedestrian boardwalks type roads.

The only thing to do is to ignore forbidden directions and forbid using highways


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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DubPi » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:01 am

I have an pull behind RV and with my Garmin GPS I can enter the length and the height of my vehicle and the gps will not tell me to make U-turns where I can't with a vehicle that large and it won't take me down below bridges that I can't pass under. It also avoids dirt and 4x4 roads where i could get easily stuck. A feature I would like to see is rating gas stations for maneuvering in RVs....sometimes it's a nightmare just getting gas. [ img ]


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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby foxitrot » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:54 pm

fvwazing wrote:... we will be lucky if trucks, cabs and more are actually supported before this thread is one year old.

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Aw sh*t, this thread IS one year old.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby deeggo » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:53 pm

It will never happen.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Riamus » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:35 pm

fvwazing wrote:"Not soon" then?. Remember, "soon" can mean "not even in four years". And yes, in the hype of the google adventure many things were promised, even bicycles. But do not hold your breath... we will be lucky if trucks, cabs and more are actually supported before this thread is one year old.

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Aw sh*t, this thread IS one year old.


Right. It isn't likely to be anytime soon. I was just pointing out that we don't know what they are going to decide to do and to say it will never happen is a good way to be wrong. :)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby SeatIbizaRouge » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:24 pm

petervdveen wrote:
Riamus wrote:Don't say never.

never.

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:17 pm

Riamus wrote:Don't say never.

never.
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