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  1. Add Electric Charging station location info.

    As as EV driver, it would be nice if electric charging station locations was built into the app so I don't have to go to yet another app just for this info. The data is widely available from here

    http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html

    and here

    http://www.plugshare.com/

    and here

    http://www.chargepoint.com/

    One problem is there is not one site that has all the info, so I'm forced to check all three. Having all this data within Waze would allow me to stay inside the app without having to leave it.

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  2. 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.

    5,066 votes
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  3. 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

    4,948 votes
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  4. 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…

    3,290 votes
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  5. "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.

    2,805 votes
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  6. Dangerous areas in Brazil

    Unfortunately we have some problems about some dangerous areas... Another person got killed because of a bad route... http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2015/10/relembre-ataques-de-bandidos-do-rj-motoristas-e-passageiros-perdidos.html
    I think waze could have an option to avoid these unsafe areas...

    2,766 votes
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  7. Please add suburbs / neighborhoods / sections

    In many many streets in Latin America as in other Europe countries, in the same city could be a lot of different streets with the same name, the only info that differs them is the name of the neighborhood or suburb. It would be awesome if you guys could fit that info.

    2,295 votes
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  8. 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.

    2,205 votes
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  9. Add friends without facebook

    Why am I forced to use facebook in order to add friends to Waze?? I don't use facebook, 75% of the world's population does not use facebook at all (and more with every day). Is keeping fb afloat Waze's most important purpose?
    Anyway, I don't want facebook friends on Waze, I want Waze friends on Waze and facebook friends on facebook, don't try to mix a driving app with a social network.

    1,605 votes
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  10. 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

    1,328 votes
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  11. track buddy

    Ability to be buddies with other wazers, and track them. If they want to have a multiple car roadtrip, they would always be able to find eachother

    1,026 votes
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  12. 1,013 votes
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  13. 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

    924 votes
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  14. Get railroads back!

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

    924 votes
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  15. 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

    894 votes
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  16. Daria, from the 90s MTV show

    New voice of Daria from the 90s MTV show.

    794 votes
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  17. expose intents

    for all clients expose an API

    for Android expose:

    • intents
    • broadcast intents
    • application shortcuts

    for the slightly savvier user this allows accelerated navigation by macro (Tasker, Llama, OmniDroid, et al)

    API allows for similar macro- or automation apps on iOS (ipad, iPhone), windows mobile, other platforms surely

    instead of

    ° load waze
    ° click or swipe to open navigate to UI
    ° search for address
    ° select match
    ° go
    ° pick route

    the macro app could accomplish this in

    ONE click

    this is employing merely one of a panoply of time saving waze measures

    add to…

    763 votes
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  18. Add car video recorder feature

    TL;DR It would be extremely helpful, if Waze could continuously record and store video from front facing camera.

    Me and many of my friends would install a car video recorder. Main functionality is to continuously record anything that happens in front of your car, storing last few hours of recorded material.

    There could be many uses for this. Mainly - helping in crashes, where you are not guilty, but you cannot prove that.

    Functionality could be minimum. An option to enable or disable continuous recording through road facing camera. Setting, which indicates - how many minutes or hours of recording…

    716 votes
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  19. Calculate fuel consumption and show cost of the route

    It would be great to be able to enter the average fuel consumption for certain speeds for your vehicle and then while calculating show also the cost of the route. It can be calculated by known speeds on the road, the need to stop and go on traffic lights, the overall profile of the route. There is an iPhone app that can serve as an inspiration - http://drivegain.com

    669 votes
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  20. disable "not there" for abusers or non-contributers

    For those who harass police sighting users of waze by FALSELY clicking "not there" the button clicking privilege ought be revoked until they are other than counterproductive

    identify them by their sole use of police related report by not-thefe and entire lack of contributing reports

    Also detect stationary officers who not-there themselves

    652 votes
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