Vehicle types/ Navigation types

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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:54 pm

noney82 wrote: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?

If you mean the icons in the app for how you see your vehicle, that is purely graphical and nothing else. In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby noney82 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:26 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
noney82 wrote: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?

If you mean the icons in the app for how you see your the vehicle, that is purely graphical and nothing else. In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.


Thank you, will be amazing if they bring restrictions in.
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby slandrum » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote: In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.


I hope that they avoid roads that do restrict those vehicles and route on roads that don't!

I know, it's just a simple typo. :)
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:07 pm

slandrum wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote: In the future, selecting a vehicle type (not likely the same as the icon) is supposed to avoid roads which don't restrict that type of vehicle.


I hope that they avoid roads that do restrict those vehicles and route on roads that don't!

I know, it's just a simple typo. :)

Lol, you're right! Bad typo. :oops:
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby rsouthern70 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:56 am

Country: US
Road Type: highways with HOV lane

Does Waze identify the difference in the traffic flows between HOV and non-HOV traffic? If not I think the higher speed from the HOV lane is throwing off the road segment average speed and arrival time at destination. Based on my use of Waze I believe it doesn't differentiate. At least in the SF Bay Area, the arrival time is always 5-10 minutes optimistic, and that's with highway travel (so no variable traffic light delays).
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Re: Vehicle types/ Navigation types

Postby petervdveen » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:46 am

HOV is some kind of toll road, right?
How many meters is between the normal road and this HOV road?
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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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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 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 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.
Just wazeting my time to help you waze your route smoothly.
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