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  1. Plugins!

    Instead of competing against other products and services, why not allow them to be PART OF (feed info into) Waze? Plugins, if you will.

    Case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOyhnwA6MQo

    Escort Live is a social driving program for people who use Passport Radars. Wouldn't it make more sense for everyone ("them" because they'd be able to enjoy Waze and its massive user database, and "us" because we'd get the real-time radar info?) if Escort Live was available inside Waze?

    Waze is great because it's so clean, so I understand not wanting to have other data services "clutter up" the experience, so perhaps…

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  2. Use more user polling to keep alerts current

    I love waze, but I often find that alerts on the map or 30-40-60+ minutes old and no longer relevant. I'd suggest that every user who drive past a reported even be polled.

    Even better would be to not award points for reported events until they've been validated by a different user (or reward partial points until validation). Token points should also be awarded for answering a poll - and polling it should be able to be disabled.

    I imaging something like:

    "Poll: A Wazer has reported standstill traffic at your location" options would be "Agree - Standstill traffic" "No…

    3 votes
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  3. Preparing trip with altitude and car profile : choosing less fuel consupion

    In order to save fuel and money, what do you think to have a preview of the profile ?
    Choising a flat road instead a road with up's and down's, your drive is safe for consumption.
    If we could add the car profile, with regular consumption in Urban, Highway & combined, we can see the best choice for saving money.

    Last topic, Waze could an EPEAT software or other certified software.

    3 votes
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  4. 5 votes
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  5. 'blind' or pre-announce mode.

    I use waze on a Motorcycle, the phone is in my pocket the screen is off. It would be nice if I could hear (Bluetooth helmet) what my next turn will be after I make a turn so that I know about how long until the next turn.

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  6. show route overview at bottom of screen at all times

    I love the overview that shows when waze initially calculates a route (the one showing traffic and total journey). Please can we have an option to keep this displayed at the bottom of the screen at all times. Thanks.

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  7. Breakdown for Points in App & Page

    Please make the Option to see online AND on the App to see a breakdown for points i generated and for what i get this.
    like this:
    Points genearated yesterday:

    You have drived with waze xxx miles/km - xxx Points
    You have postes a Speed Cam xxx Points
    ....

    thats a great feature i think :-)

    6 votes
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  8. Optional speed based auto zoom for normal (non-routing) use.

    I just thought it would be nice for it to zoom in on cities, towns and then zoom out on highways. It might be able to save data usage for normal use.

    3 votes
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  9. Make map icons easier to identify!

    When looking at the waze map, it is difficult to tell what direction the traffic/police/accident icons are positioned for. There should be something included on the icon that indicates if the report is for Eastbound/Westbound traffic; maybe just a "W" or "E" included in the icon? Maybe add an arrow pointing in the direction of traffic flow that the report is effecting?

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  10. Live data freshness on the road : how many Wazers drove here recently

    It would be nice to have some kind of visual feedback (not necessarily on the map, but maybe a gauge on the screen) on how many wazers drove though this road recently (like in the past hour or so). So that we can get some confidence rating on the data (or lack thereof).
    It could be used for routing as well, maybe by letting the user prefer itineraries with great confidence, ie where some people drove recently.
    Finally, it could aloso be used to give some kind of confidence indice on the itinerary.

    6 votes
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  11. Logging Options on Waze (distance, driving time, gas costs)

    It would be great that Waze could log some data about your trip.
    So you could include a kind of dashboard that could display your speed, average speed, distance driven, a kind of trip distance resetable by user, as well a fuel logging calculator.
    The fuel logging calculator should enable you to register the price spent and the ammount of fuel you've filled. This would be great for drivers to make some stats in order to reduce costs.

    24 votes
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  12. New types of reports

    Besides being able to point report something (not just being able to report on current location... after all you are in a car moving). Add the option of "closed road". aka, you can't go through here, seek alternatives.

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  13. Add the ability to add tags/user mentions to all tweets

    Waze has Twitter integration but there is no ability to customise the tweets. Add the ability to append text to all tweets such as hashtags or mentions of users you want to notify. This would be pre set in settings to avoid having to do it at drive time.

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  14. More icons for existing report types

    Currently many of the icons displayed on the map are shared across different reports, this means the driver must tap them to find out what they are (if they do not pop up automatically) eg. "Car on shoulder" and "object on road". This is frustrating when some warnings are fairly insignificant and others more serious, like my previous example. Additional icons would allow drivers to understand the reports at a glance with no extra taps required when issuing a report.

    14 votes
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  15. Google+/Latitude check-in button

    The Foursquare check-in feature is nice, but I prefer Google Latitude/Google+ check-ins and would love to have a check-in button for that so I don't have to exit Waze to get to it.

    4 votes
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  16. First of all, this is a great app, as far as alerts would you add EMS to list.

    First of all, this is a great app, as far as alerts; would you add EMS to Report menu? And maybe move Chit Chat to the Main Menu? Thank again.

    2 votes
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  17. Offer a "Known Enforcement Point" report

    Offer a "Known Enforcement Point" report the way trapster does it. Report an area where police tend to hide and take radar.

    28 votes
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  18. Eco mode

    How about an Eco mode that would give you a warning beep if you accelerate or decelerate too fast or drive over the posted speed limit? Of course, the driving speed (for traffic) would need adjusted (because if you're driving 10 under the speed limit for MPG reasons that doesn't mean that there's traffic issues).

    15 votes
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  19. Indicator on alert for direction

    When an alert is displayed on the map, it is generally impossible to tell whether the alert applies to the current direction of travel or the opposite.

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  20. Possibly Clear Up what is meant by the "Traffic Jam" reports

    Instead of having "Moderate", "Heavy" and "Standstill", why not clarify these categories a little more. They could possibly be instead "Congestion", "Slow Down" and "Standstill". I think these adequately reflect the different degrees of traffic jams that occur. Congestion is still dangerous but might not reflect a great decrease in speed. When drivers will have to decrease their speed that is useful to know, and of course "Standstills" are self explanatory.
    An alternative option could be to elaborate on the provided categories more instead of changing them. They just seem a little ambiguous.

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