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Bridge heights / Weight limits?

Postby DangerDaneDK » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:35 pm

As a recent truck license holder I was wondering if waze was going to or is going to add the option to add bridge heights or weight restrictions into waze?.
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Re: Bridge heights / Weight limits?

Postby adriansinger » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:13 pm

DangerDaneDK wrote:As a recent truck license holder I was wondering if waze was going to or is going to add the option to add bridge heights or weight restrictions into waze?.


Hi DangerDaneDK,

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your brand new truck license!

I've moved your question because it was already answered in this thread:

adriansinger wrote:
DustinLeeNinja wrote:I would like to see a place where we can let drivers know if weigh stations are open or closed.
What is the possibility of implementing that technology? I realize that there are apps that have waystation open and closed, but you have to actually go to the waystation and see if it is open and it may not be and updated and accurate. It would be nice if people could send an alert in real time as the person is traveling.


Hi DustinLeeNinja,

That's actually a very nice idea. We're not going that way right now, but we'll certainly keep it and when time comes, who know maybe we can develop something.

Thank you so much!
Adrian


Keep your ideas coming!

Thank you,
Adrian
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby ajcadoo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:53 pm

If Waze wants to really dive into the professional driver scene, there should be separate versions of the app. So when you open the app/in the settings you can select your vehicle type from a list:

1) Passenger Vehicle
2) Uber Driver
3) Trucker
4) Even motorcycle

That way speed data isn't muddled and individual TRs can be enacted.
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby adriansinger » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:04 am

Hi ajcadoo,

Thank you for sharing your idea!

For professional drivers, we're investing today more on SDK than on own features. I'm excited to know how the future will look.

Thanks,
Adrian
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby christiandflores » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:36 pm

Currently there are only two routing options "shortest" and "fastest". A third option could be "destination/stop on passenger side".

As a school bus driver we don't like to have our students cross the road when possible, it's unsafe. When dropping people it's usually faster to take a slightly longer route vs getting out of a vehicle and escorting them over, it's also easier on traffic. Even if it's not faster it's definitely more preferred. Also many times we can't make a U-turns very easily or safely.

The adresses are already there, only a routing algorithm is needed. The idea is simple for a two way street's that aren't dead ends. If a destination is on a cul de sac or dead end rather then ending the routing early as a left hand side, add a further u-turn instruction so it would end as a right hand side. The exemption would be one way streets.

This option not only works for school bus drivers but could work well for anyone who drops passengers off (uber,lyft, etc) and anyone who doesn't want to cross the street (parents with children, elderly).
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby ajcadoo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 am

Great, great idea. However, I don't know if Waze has the backend capability to route like this for two-way road segments. Waze already functions like this for divided roads, but a two-way segment is a bit different and it will route you on either side (whichever is fastest)
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby J-mac7926 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:21 am

As a professional semi tractor trailer driver, I wish you guys would develop a truck route app
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby Shade83 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:32 pm

I'm not quite classed as a "professional driver" but I do a significant amount of driving for my job (work alongside Police in UK) and just wanted to say that being able to get reasonably accurate locations when you put in house numbers is enormously valuable, especially when you're trying to find one in the dark and most of the street is poorly numbered! (I'm sure this applies to delivery drivers and transport people too!).

I love that it's something that Waze does pretty well compared to other systems that I've tried (standalone and apps) and I hope you continue to keep up with this, but it would be really nice if, instead of having to navigate to a house number by typing that in first in the search box alongside the street name and town, that you could do it a bit like TomTom does, by putting in the postcode to get the general street area and then choosing the house number once it's got that, as it makes everything a bit quicker.

Other than that I'd love the Windows version to be on a par with the quality of the Android/iOS versions as Windows phones are what the job have decided to go for and I'd rather be using their data tariff than mine! Currently doing a comparison test to recommend to my Police Force, but would be lovely if it was as good as the other versions already. (And I know that support was officially dropped/suspended, just wonder whether there's a bit of a chicken and egg thing - is the pickup not so good because the app is not so good?).
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby QbanTrucker » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:12 am

As a professional driver I use Waze ALOT, I drive over 700miles a day. Apart from what has been said about the heights also being added another feature that would help is a limit on the distance for whenever you put an address about 800miles away it doesn't acquire all of the reports...maybe the first 100miles, because sometimes it lags and takes forever to 'GO'. I usually also have to switch over to "trucker path" app to check the scales status, I'm sure just like any other report it would be a nice feature to have same way to report a car that's on the shoulder, about the same procedure to report a scale status. Another cool little feature would be a trucker mood and more levels after the 'royalty' to make it more entertaining. I had posted about this on my review but wanted to see what my fellow drivers thought about it.
Thank you for reading
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby APettyJ » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:36 am

QbanTrucker wrote:As a professional driver I use Waze ALOT, I drive over 700miles a day. Apart from what has been said about the heights also being added another feature that would help is a limit on the distance for whenever you put an address about 800miles away it doesn't acquire all of the reports...maybe the first 100miles, because sometimes it lags and takes forever to 'GO'. I usually also have to switch over to "trucker path" app to check the scales status, I'm sure just like any other report it would be a nice feature to have same way to report a car that's on the shoulder, about the same procedure to report a scale status. Another cool little feature would be a trucker mood and more levels after the 'royalty' to make it more entertaining. I had posted about this on my review but wanted to see what my fellow drivers thought about it.
Thank you for reading
-Joel


This may be something more dependent on the community. There is an capability within the app tp have map conversations. It will look like a green icon. Perhaps as trucks pass by they can just add the time they passed the scale and give the status, eg. "4/27/17, 1236; open".
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