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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.

    10,994 votes
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  2. Mirror link support!

    Most newer vehicles are coming from the factory with mirrorlink, support for mirrorlink would alow me to use waze with my factory touch screen. Much like the pioneer support. Having this as I'm sure for others would allow us to use waze all the time!

    6,035 votes
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    242 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Reminder: time to take a break!

    We suggest introducing notifications that would remind drivers to take a 10 minute break when they have driven for 2 hours non-stop, and after a 4 hour drive would suggest taking a 20 minute power nap.

    Research by the Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate shows that 11,7% of drivers are at high risk of falling asleep, and 1/3 of all drivers have experienced falling asleep at the wheel for a second in the last year.

    By reminding drivers how important it is to take breaks, Waze can help prevent tragic accidents and save lives.

    Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate

    5,731 votes
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  4. 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.

    4,983 votes
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  5. 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

    4,919 votes
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  6. 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.

    4,063 votes
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  7. 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.

    3,579 votes
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    91 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    In the works  ·  krankyd 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 .

  8. 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…

    3,245 votes
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  9. "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.

    2,775 votes
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  10. 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...

    2,744 votes
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    In the works  ·  10 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    2,266 votes
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    In the works  ·  85 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    2,170 votes
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  13. 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

    1,704 votes
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    On the roadmap  ·  30 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    1,478 votes
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  15. 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

    1,316 votes
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  16. Romanian voice with street names

    Please add Romanian voice with street names included

    1,250 votes
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  17. Waze for Trucks

    Trucks are almost 5% of all traffic in the US (1). But there isn't a great navigation app yet. Waze should create an option / app for truckers.
    Editors can give in the following restrictions:
    - Closed for trucks / RV's;
    - Closed for vehicles longer than X meter / feet;
    - Closed for vehicles wider than X meter / feet;
    - Closed for vehicles higher than X meter / feet;
    - Closed for vehicles with an axle load more than X tons;
    - Closed for vehicles heavier than X tons;
    - Closed for trucks with hazardous substances;
    - Closed…

    1,028 votes
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  18. 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

    986 votes
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  19. 979 votes
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  20. 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

    921 votes
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