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  1. Add pause option for stops

    Add pause option to client, that could be activated when stopping by at a gas station or other places, so that heavy traffic is not indicated. It could unpause automatically when the car start moving

    2,007 votes
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      55 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  UnholyUnholy responded

      was not uploaded on 2.2, but still under consideration for the next version.

    • Mute navigation during phone call.

      When making or taking phone calls using bluetooth, waze navigation prompts often interrupt me. The person on the other end of the line can't hear the prompt, but it means either I miss what they're saying, or my train of thought is interrupted mid-sentence.

      It would be useful for the client to auto-mute during a phone call.

      1,537 votes
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        52 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save and later upload client data for areas with limited cell and/or Wi-Fi only users.

        The amount of data saved currently is insufficient to allow mapping of vast rural areas. Saving this data when storage is available and later uploading will speed the completion of your goals.

        1,514 votes
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          54 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          started  ·  krankydkrankyd responded

          This is already working, though not properly and all devices. We are working on improving waze behavior in areas where the connectivity is not good, however, you will still have to start a new waze session with a connection .

        • police: trailing/leading (in motion vs stationary)

          Reports of stationary police are nice, but reporting highway patrol on the prowl with that feature is untenable.

          Please consider a feature to report actively pacing highway patrol with modifier for leading (ahead of officer), or trailing (behind officer).

          There should be an option to anonymize the report should one be traveling WITH- or accelerating AWAY from- the highway patrol at speeds exceeding posted limits.

          1,383 votes
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            42 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • New Report options

            Please add following option for reporting:

            Hazard -> Weather -> Ice On Road - REALLY important in my country

            Hazard -> Weather -> Flooded Road - also REALLY important

            Hazard -> On road -> Road Closed ahead - this could be abused, so should be discussed in function

            Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Curve - most are marked by road signs but driver could choose to get extra warning from Waze! for example it would really help when visibility is poor!!

            Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Intersection - maybe Black Point (a point where a lot of accidents…

            1,051 votes
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              under review  ·  61 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • display only live-info and events relevant to the current route

              Add option, that would:
              - enforce event pop-ups (such as accidents, etc.) to show only if they happen on the current route to destination (no need to se events in radius when not on the route)
              - display only number of events (under the icon with the red excl. mark) relevant to the current route to destination (this would help user open the live info only when there is a number indicating something going on on the route

              1,030 votes
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                planned  ·  25 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1,000 votes
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                  under review  ·  30 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • walking mode button

                  Have you thought about a walking mode button.So if you have waze on you don't get false data that traffic is at a stand still when you are walking.
                  Many thanks Andrew warren 

                  981 votes
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                    44 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Increase police warning distance

                    Waze users are warned of speed traps or police presence only about 600 feet ahead of time. This is far too late of a warning. With a clear line of sight, law enforcement can detect speeders at 1-2 miles out.

                    By the time the Waze warning pops up, you could have already been detected.

                    This feature – while very well intentioned and thought out – is useless with so little warning.

                    889 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • "Both lanes" reporting option

                      Add a "both lanes" option when reporting traffic jams, hazards, and accidents affecting both directions of travel at the same time.

                      853 votes
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                        under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • dead reckoning (when neither data nor GPS available)

                        There are zero map apps that offer dead reckoning:

                        continue navigation when neither GPS nor data (mobile or wifi) are available. Useful also when insufficient GPS birds viewable.

                        + compass
                        + accelerometer
                        + time

                        optionally

                        * orientation (for fixed mounts)

                        Given availability of map data those are enough to continue navigation:

                        . in tunnels
                        . in parking structures
                        . in box canyons

                        This is especially beneficial for those who do not have (no longer have) aGPS [assisted GPS] features.

                        But dead reckoning will benefit even those with aGPS.

                        845 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Lane Guidance

                          While using Waze on highways lately, I have begun to think that having the ability to see what lane becomes the off ramp would be great, especially in complex city interchanges.

                          827 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Privacy zone: stop reporting *near* home/work‏

                            Having read the Waze ideology of location reporting at journey endpoints with respect to privacy I have deemed it wanting greatly.

                            Please consider a feature to allow one to create flexible (arbitrarily variable) zones around one's home, workplace, church, etc, where upon entering one's position is no longer publicly visible.

                            I am confident a variation of this will mitigate privacy journey endpoint concerns

                            724 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multi-stop route feature

                              When you want to stop at several points along your route you should have the ability to set multiple destinations

                              687 votes
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                                started  ·  34 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow declaring Toll Roads and the option to not navigate through them

                                Waze wants to route me through a toll road every day and can't seem to find an alternate route until I actually drive it. I want to be able to avoid Toll roads, which means tolls roads need to be able to be declared in the editor.

                                632 votes
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                                  37 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  started  ·  UnholyUnholy responded

                                  Countries in which we have already enabled the feature on the client are:
                                  Australia
                                  Belgium
                                  Canada
                                  Czech Republic
                                  Hungary
                                  Israel
                                  Latvia
                                  Portugal
                                  Slovakia
                                  Sweden
                                  The Netherlands
                                  The United Kingdom

                                • Get railroads back!

                                  I'd like to have railroads shown on the client with white-black dashed line.

                                  613 votes
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                                    22 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • send XMPP message when nearing destination (Jabber)

                                    some people are offended by outdated technology that requires one to pay for unwanted messages (sms).

                                    It is beyond inane to use sms on a smartphone when XMPP is far more featured, FREE, secure.

                                    Waze could further advertise the service with its own XMPP server. This would facilitate such messages, enhance social features, and expand the wondedful world of federation. Prosody and Tigase are great server options.

                                    http://wiki.xmpp.org

                                    602 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • use Jingle to send short audio blurbs to others

                                      for friends and group subscriptions leave an audio blurb on the map or associated with a report

                                      584 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Police Heat Map

                                        What about a feature that shows popular police trap locations. There are locations in my town that are popular with police to setup speed traps. If those areas could glow blue like traffic areas glow red, I think that could be a great feature. If you could use the information that wazers report, then that info could be processed through an algorithm that show the high probability areas.

                                        574 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please offer an ad-free version of Waze.

                                          I'm pretty sick of seeing Taco Bells, Ramada Inns, and Smart Water pop up on my map. I'd pay up to $5 for a version of Waze without advertisements.

                                          551 votes
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                                            18 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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