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  1. "Explore" Route and cookie munching

    Create a new type of routing for joy rides. The name could be "Explore".
    Waze will generate a route to the user discover his neighborhood and/or help improove waze with cookie munching.

    Rationale: many people get in their cars, bikes or bicycles and go for a ride, just for the pleasure, to know more about the neighborhood, to see some countryside etc. Currently no GPS device or app has a way to helping the users in this. This would be a differentiating feature for Waze and also would help improve Waze database with driving data.

    More details about the route: …

    18 votes
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  2. Ability to choose a route vs. choosing a destination

    I take the same route from work to home everyday because it's the fastest way to beat the rush hour traffic flow. I always route to "home".

    Often, I am in the same general area as my workplace and trying to get home and waze puts me on the same roads that I would take take on my work -> home commute. But just as often, this isn't actually the faster way. It does this because it has learned my route preference for going from home to work.

    If, when heading home, I could choose a route (ie, "work to…

    6 votes
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  3. Include reported time with notification popup

    When alerting the driver to a speed trap, accident, hazard, etc. with a popup notification it would be very informative to include the time these were reported or the age of the report (i.e. "Reported 48 minutes ago")

    15 votes
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  4. Free road - Green road

    Let us see not only the traffic jams. Let us see the free road. Free roads may be highlighted in green. This will help to better assess the condition of the roads.

    74 votes
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  5. Add the ability to travel via a location

    Just as you can with other SatNav software I like to use the Travel Via option to avoid certain areas or I prefer a certain route.

    3 votes
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  6. Petrol station prices

    I use this app every day http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/prezzi-benzina/id373044013?mt=8 to find a the best petrol station in terms of price.
    From my point of view, this app should be integrated in Waze.

    2 votes
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  7. When reporting map errors, allow short voice recording

    Many map errors reports have little or no description, as it requires too much dirver atention.

    If the the user to record an audio description, which can be downloaded/listened to/transcribed in Cartouche.

    29 votes
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  8. Ad a ”hide me at this address" function

    Suggestion: Make an option to hide me from view to all other wazers within a radius of ?200? meters from a selected address
    Why: For example, At home I want to follow my wife/husband coming from work, and I turn waze on, now everyone can see where I (my nickname) live. From there it is easy to track me when I am home or out at it becomes easy to track my routines.
    In the long run it would be nice if accepted friends could se you at home, and that you could choose our own radius.

    65 votes
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  9. referal

    There is available an access to 20 sites (further - more), would like to put on them referal the reference for downloading Waze.
    Question: whether it is possible to make that for everyone invited in Waze bonuses were added?

    3 votes
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  10. night icon

    The car icons are not very visible both on the day and the night maps. It would be helpfull if I would be able to select two icons: for day/night maps
    Another work around would be a white silhouette around the icon, so that a blue icon will be more visible over a a blue route, and a red one will be visible on a traffixc jam.
    A Zebra icon (like a British police car) can also be visible - yet less populare...

    2 votes
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  11. Add intelligence to traffic jam detection

    Often users parked will cause a false traffic jam to be reported, yet when stuck in traffic it is usual to be crawling or moving occasionally.

    When Waze detects traffic conditions and pops up the question of whether you are in traffic please change the default response dependant on whether the vehicle has been moving or not. If it has been totally stationary please set default response to 'No' as in a total traffic jam the driver will most likely spot the dialogue, only use 'Yes' as the default action when there has been some movement which is much more…

    15 votes
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  12. king of the road

    Like Foursquare, if you travel along a specific road the most, you get the title "King of the road"

    3 votes
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  13. Add option to stop scanning of reports when not moving.

    Please add a possibility to stop scanning of reports when not moving. It can be annoying sometimes. I just want to observe surround streets while standing. And it also consumes additional traffic. Thank you.

    88 votes
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  14. Rename or explain "cookie munching"

    I shouldn't have to do a google search to find this out - most woudn't bother. Why can't you say "Prefer help waze validate roads". There may be others too.

    3 votes
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  15. Display direction of new road (e.g. I-10 *West*)

    Most of the time I get messed up using Waze is when I encounter a roadway or freeway turn where there may be immediate opportunity to go either way, e.g. I-10 East or I-10 West, or TriCity Parkway North vs. TriCity Parkway South. The display shows only "I-10" or "TriCity Parkway".

    11 votes
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  16. Interface useability

    Customize-able font colors (light brown is hard to read on my phone).
    Option to show current road.
    Ability to report illegal or impossible turn by selecting it from the turn-list screen.
    Adding address/nav point by clicking on map.

    2 votes
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  17. Color/Icon for landmarks

    It would be great to make different colors for different classes of landmark. Or to use scale-independent icons for (for example) gas stations.

    I cannot visually separate the supermarket and it's parking.

    68 votes
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  18. Speedcam reporting in Client.

    Please add possibillity to set speed limit of road when reporting speed cameras. This will make it 10 times easier to get quality data. Perhaps even when reporting the speed cam, an quick enter speed limit dialogue with the road signs of the country. Something that could be downloaded with the voice files perhaps?

    2 votes
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  19. Add traffic light and bus stop option for the "Are you in traffic?" prompts.

    Often times the slowdowns detected are due to traffic lights or bus stops.

    6 votes
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  20. Event alerts-"On Route" as a default

    I am tired of seeing like 22 event alerts (cops, traffic, etc.) while driving my inputed route. when I hit the red exclamation mark it takes me to them and then I can select "On Route" to find out which one's only apply to the way I'm going...why not make the "On Route" button the default instead of "Around Me"???

    17 votes
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