Show the Road That The User is Currently Traveling On, In the Client (Tied into 'Where Am I' Feature Request)
I think that this would be a great feature to have. On the Waze client, while using Waze, whether it be Android, iPhone, WM, etc... it would be nice to show the current road that you are currently on or traveling on. This is tied in to the feature request of something similar to TomTom's "Where Am I", but that is in another thread and I don't wish to take away from it.
The request for the current road is on on GPS devices. For example:
TeleNav - http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYyZHKL7FLjzbw30EVWIYIbnNJkYrB56VCQy8DQdcSLHzb_lRa8A
Basically, you get the idea. In implementing this, there are also "Road Aliases" to consider with Waze. For example, Main St (Alias: State Hwy 381) or Fayette Ave (Alias: State Rte 1098). I am unsure how Waze should implement it on the screen. Should it be a fixed showing with both, a scrolling marquee, or show one then the other in a fixed time frame?
In respect to the posting alias road names that are important, Waze would have to fix some issues in their editor. If I connect a road to another road, creating an intersection in the straight road, sometimes the road posts the same road name twice. I then must leave Papyrus, go to Cartouche, delete BOTH road names, click save (blank road name field), enter the road name, then click save, to show the road without the duplicate same name attached. This could be possibly fixed if Waxe could implement a script to delete all duplicate road names in a segment prior to finalizing map tile updates. This would keep the editor and client clean from duplicates that could make the client messy looking.
As you can see, there are some issues to resolve in implementing this feature but it would be a great feature to have.
AM Southwestern PA