Vehicle types/ Navigation types

These forums are specific to the Waze mobile app. Post here if you experienced a problem while using the app, have a question about the app functionality or a feature such as navigation or search.

Moderators: Unholy, bextein

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:12 pm

Magnum_26 wrote:How about a little person for when walking, and a Train one that follows the train routes?
Waze is NOT for use while walking or when on the Train.
Image
Waze Champ & Forum Moderator
USA Country Manager
Senior Area Manager: State of Connecticut
Wiki: Editing | Best Practices | FAQ
AndyPoms
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 7116
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Has thanked: 128 times
Been thanked: 1294 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby krikketdoug » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:15 am

I can't speak for the rest of the world, but in Illinois, USA there is a B-Class Truck class. (Maybe call it alternate truck, so it's not Ill specific?)

The Alt-Truck class is primarily used for things like pickups that are used like pickup trucks that want to carry over XX load...

I admit I haven't researched this within the last 10 years, but as an example...

A regular truck is banned from some side-roads, but a alt-truck wouldn't be IF the destination is within the no-truck zone, while regular trucks would be. (Im ignoring the subject of moving trucks due to questions of the legality of moving a truck into a non-truck zone to avoid having to hand cary a house's furniture...)

As an example, from what I understand, a pickup with a alt-truck plate would be forbidden on driving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, IL, or Storrow Drive, in Boston, MA, it would be allowed on the side-streets.

So for a practical matter, I'd tie it into "Major Road" setting, and if forbidden there, forbid it across the board. If it's just tied into a street, allow the alt-truck to drive there.
Krikket
a.k.a. Doug Krick

ImageImage
Chicago Speed and Traffic Cameras
https://webapps1.cityofchicago.org/traffic/
krikketdoug
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:01 am
Location: Villa Park, Illinois, USA
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Quokka_I » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:50 am

Country: Slovenia
Desired New Vehicle Type: Bicycle
Desired New Roadway: Bicycle Path
ImageImage
Map editor • Translator
Quokka_I
Localizers
Localizers
 
Posts: 74
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:56 am
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:01 am

Waze is not for bicycling, and it will never be for bicycling. Didn't you read one bit of the comments in this thread?
Waze jezelf!
600K+ edits
AM for some 25.000 km² around Maastricht, the Netherlands
iPhone 3Gs / iOS 6.0.1
fvwazing
Country Manager
Country Manager
 
Posts: 3593
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:48 pm
Has thanked: 415 times
Been thanked: 385 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby Riamus » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:53 pm

fvwazing wrote:Waze is not for bicycling, and it will never be for bicycling. Didn't you read one bit of the comments in this thread?


Don't say never. Waze has specifically said that they are considering adding bicycle and walking options in the future. It's true that they may change their mind and it could end up never happening, but they did say that. If they said it, then it is at least on the table for consideration. And by adding vehicle types to Waze, it's actually very easy from that point to make it so Waze can be used for bicycling and walking without it affecting traffic speed data. In fact, it would be a good thing for that very reason. Waze could consider adding all of those walkways and paths, but that isn't necessarily a requirement. They could just put in a bicycle or pedestrian vehicle type that does not affect speed data and leave it at that. It wouldn't even require much coding beyond what is done for adding other vehicle types. The coding that would be needed would be if they want to map all walking/biking paths, but as I said, that isn't even really necessary unless they wanted to do so.
ImageImage
Area Manager: Michigan - Northern LP.
Waze running on Samsung Galaxy S3.
Riamus
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 7:34 pm
Location: Summerfield, NC
Has thanked: 66 times
Been thanked: 235 times

Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby fvwazing » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:59 pm

"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.

[edit]
Aw sh*t, this thread IS one year old.
Waze jezelf!
600K+ edits
AM for some 25.000 km² around Maastricht, the Netherlands
iPhone 3Gs / iOS 6.0.1
fvwazing
Country Manager
Country Manager
 
Posts: 3593
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:48 pm
Has thanked: 415 times
Been thanked: 385 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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

Riamus wrote:Don't say never.

never.
petervdveen
Coordinators
Coordinators
 
Posts: 9775
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:43 pm
Location: Netherlands
Has thanked: 481 times
Been thanked: 1343 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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

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

never.

:lol:
Image
Waze 3.7.7 • AM Sud Htes-Alpes (05) • AM FeedTheWaze 04-05
SeatIbizaRouge
Area Manager
Area Manager
 
Posts: 497
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:09 pm
Location: Gap, France
Has thanked: 24 times
Been thanked: 28 times

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.

[edit]
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. :)
ImageImage
Area Manager: Michigan - Northern LP.
Waze running on Samsung Galaxy S3.
Riamus
 
Posts: 1043
Joined: Sun May 05, 2013 7:34 pm
Location: Summerfield, NC
Has thanked: 66 times
Been thanked: 235 times

Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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

It will never happen.
:-)
Global Champ. Country manager Nederland & België
NL: Wiki: hoe label ik een (snel)weg correct?
HTC One M8 | Follow me on Twitter
Join Dropbox, free online file sync! Register through this link and give you and me 250MB extra for free. Thanks!
deeggo
Waze Global Champs
Waze Global Champs
 
Posts: 4032
Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:21 pm
Has thanked: 470 times
Been thanked: 516 times

PreviousNext

Return to Waze App

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot]