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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby APettyJ » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:46 am

As for those who would like to see heights and weight limits added, there is the ability in the Waze Map Editor, the program used to edit the map itself, like adding new roads and places,or implementing closures on roads needing such, to add restrictions for certain vehicle types and notes for the reason(s) why. This doesn't show in the app yet, but would be laying the groundwork for making such info available. Another idea would be to leave reports near locations where over- and underpasses need to be marked with restrictions. Since the addition of restrictions to the map isn't a focus at the moment, many editors may reply to the request by saying, 'Waze doesn't support something like this.' So in your initial report, may need to add a simple note like 'Please don't delete until restrictions added, For testing.' If enough reports are generated, perhaps some more editors might help,and perhaps the higher level editors, namely the champs and managers may begin to take notice and focus on addressing these concerns.
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby armandrose » Sun May 14, 2017 3:32 am

please add Online editing via waze app just like google maps add a missing place
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby Olestas » Sun May 14, 2017 8:48 am

You can add and edit places through waze app.
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby JCoolioCool » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:09 am

I drive for uber. I loved waze for years prior to doing this. I love the map editor color schemes. Waze always had the best traffic information. I can no longer use waze because it lacks the optimal lane information as well as the way google maps uses flags to highlight upcoming moves.
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby MrTruckerDude-NC » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:47 pm

As a professional driver I have always wondered why no mobile app developer has yet developed an app for the professional driver. I suppose Rand McNally is putting pressure so they can keep selling there products.
There is no reason why you cannot load the database with height / weight restrictions, weight stations, no trucks allowed restrictions. Since waze is owned by Google why not merge the routing capabilities and longer distance capabilities (i.e. Over 1000 miles) together to make an incredible app. Heck I would even be willing to pay for the app for my phone.
I think users would welcome more interaction with the app. The ability to customize a route and drive that route with turn by turn directions would be a Godsend. There really isn't an app out there that does this (best I know of, not even google. Closest thing I have found so for with full custom route planning and directions is Ride With GPS ). I feel there is a large market out there that is longing for features like these.
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby APettyJ » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:47 pm

MrTruckerDude-NC wrote:As a professional driver I have always wondered why no mobile app developer has yet developed an app for the professional driver. I suppose Rand McNally is putting pressure so they can keep selling there products.
There is no reason why you cannot load the database with height / weight restrictions, weight stations, no trucks allowed restrictions. Since waze is owned by Google why not merge the routing capabilities and longer distance capabilities (i.e. Over 1000 miles) together to make an incredible app. Heck I would even be willing to pay for the app for my phone.
I think users would welcome more interaction with the app. The ability to customize a route and drive that route with turn by turn directions would be a Godsend. There really isn't an app out there that does this (best I know of, not even google. Closest thing I have found so for with full custom route planning and directions is Ride With GPS ). I feel there is a large market out there that is longing for features like these.

Maybe they figure 'What's the use?' since robotrucks are coming.

If we the trucking community could find a script writer willing to develop a script that allows us to inform editors about height and weight restrictions, much as there was an unofficial speed limit reporter script added before Waze attempted to integrate the function within the app, and then spread the word amongst the trucking community you used Waze and report, could show how much it a demand there is as well as do much if ground work necessary to build underlying information infrastructure needed too add that information to the map.

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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby APettyJ » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:52 pm

For what it's worth I have added 'No' truck allowed" restrictions to some streets, it's just the app currently does not have a way to user the info, as the only "types" of vehicles are "personal" and "taxi". When using app under taxi, Waze looks for roads within editor that are reserved for taxis and Uber-type drivers are well as public transit that other vehicles cannot use. Again, commercial drivers haven't really asked for it from Waze, so editors and staff aren't focusing on it. We could change that quickly though, I believe.

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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby MrTruckerDude-NC » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:46 pm

APettyJ wrote:For what it's worth I have added 'No' truck allowed" restrictions to some streets, it's just the app currently does not have a way to user the info, as the only "types" of vehicles are "personal" and "taxi". When using app under taxi, Waze looks for roads within editor that are reserved for taxis and Uber-type drivers are well as public transit that other vehicles cannot use. Again, commercial drivers haven't really asked for it from Waze, so editors and staff aren't focusing on it. We could change that quickly though, I believe.

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I think they have been asking but it may be unclear on where to ask. There are app 2million professional truck drivers out there, so there is a good market there. How could someone be able to communicate to the powers to be where the inquiry would be in front of an actual decision maker at Waze? There are suggestion box but that is a general forum. I would like to be able to work directly with someone to help develop these options for truck drivers. This could have a big positive on the industry and safety, not to mention the added benefit of a larger client base for waze. Win win sounds like to me..
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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby APettyJ » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:17 pm

For starters, probably should direct as many commercial drivers known to be using the app this forum. How many commercial drivers are even using the app?

I would like to see Waze ask through the app how many Wazers are commercial drivers, similar to how they ask whether we've seen a particular 3rd party advertiser's ads within Waze. Also, begin grassroots efforts to begin reporting weight and height limits using map problem option within app. Would take a large number of drivers doing so to catch attention.

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Re: Professional Driver? We want your opinion!

Postby MrTruckerDude-NC » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:50 pm

APettyJ wrote:For starters, probably should direct as many commercial drivers known to be using the app this forum. How many commercial drivers are even using the app?

I would like to see Waze ask through the app how many Wazers are commercial drivers, similar to how they ask whether we've seen a particular 3rd party advertiser's ads within Waze. Also, begin grassroots efforts to begin reporting weight and height limits using map problem option within app. Would take a large number of drivers doing so to catch attention.

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I agree I'll keep passing on through my connections.
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