Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby DaJoNel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:25 pm

Location: USA
Navigation type: Unpaved road (well-maintained, frequently-used gravel)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby itnives » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:30 pm

I Totally agree with this I think it would help a lot. HOV is really big over here in northern virginia. Great Idea CBenson plus if there is away to avoid EZPASS lanes in the route that would be a really nice feature. Too many times I have gotten put on to those lanes using my gps and having to pay a fee.
CBenson wrote:I'm in the Washington, DC region of the United States and believe that you are not really serving the commuters here if you do not take the HOV restrictions into account. Thus the ability to designate HOV roads and HOV vehicles is needed. However, many of the HOV restrictions here are for only a portion of the day. Thus, HOV needs to be a quality/characteristic of the road (like toll is) and it needs to be able to vary based on the time of day. In other words, you will need to able to designate the road as HOV from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. During that time only HOV type vehicles can use the road. Additionally, it matters how many occupants the vehicle has here. In other words, some restrictions are HOV-2 (restricted to vehicles with 2 or more occupants) and some restrictions are HOV-3 (restricted to vehicles with 3 or more occupants). So ideally, you would be able to designate between HOV types. But I believe that just a HOV designation would be useful, even if you could not distinguished between HOV types.

There is also much discussion about the recently opened HOT/Express lanes in the area. The lanes are available either if you meet the HOV requirement or if you pay a toll. Thus, it would be beneficial if you could designate a road as both toll and HOV and that would allow routing if you have avoid toll road off or if you select that you are HOV.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby obananas » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:07 pm

HOV vehicle type definitely needs to be added. I commute on the LIE in Long Island NY
we have a HOV land and since there is no differentiation between it and the main freeway all traffic reports are combined. During rush hr waze often reports incorrect traffic. The main freeway is traveling below 10 mph and the HOV lane is clear. It starts to make waze useless.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby ttetsuya » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:22 pm

Country: Italy
Desidered New Vehicle Type: Bicycle, Motorcycle

I use my motorcycle everyday for communting so it would be great to be able to use Waze on my motocycle too.

Waze it's great, thanks a lot for doing it.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby slandrum » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:21 pm

For clarity, HOV stands for High Occupancy Vehicle. We used to call them carpool lanes, now they are HOV lanes.

High occupancy is somewhat of a misnomer, near where I live it usually only requires 2 or more people in the vehicle (not exactly what I'd call high occupancy). Some places require 3 or more people in the vehicle to use the lanes.

Some vehicles get exemptions to allow their use with a single occupant (hybrid and all electric sometimes qualify, buses and motorcycles are usually allowed as well). Two seaters are sometimes allowed in an HOV 3 lane with 2 people.

People cheat a lot, and the cops definitely watch for and will ticket when you don't have the required number of people in the car.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:13 pm

CT State Police has been known to sit in the median between the HOV & Regular Travel Lanes and do both speed & HOV enforcement at the same time. Our HOV lanes are under utilized, so you could be doing 65+ in the HOV lanes and the regular lanes are sitting at 30mph or less...
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby txemt » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Palm Beach County SO watches the HOV lane as does ATLPD. They'll pull you over and check the amount of people in the vehicle. Only you? That's a ticket.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby CBenson » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:26 pm

The police in the DC area certainly write citations daily for HOV violations. People know the police are watching.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:37 pm

ˆˆ haha..
And who is going to check how many people are in your car?
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby CBenson » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:55 am

petervdveen wrote:HOV is some kind of toll road, right?
How many meters is between the normal road and this HOV road?

Not normally. Normally it is simply a minimum restriction on the number of occupants of the vehicle. The theory being that there will be less pollution and less congestion with this incentive to carpool. Separation between a HOV lane and the normal road varies from the width of a painted stripe to tens of meters.
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