Voice for everything, including thumbs up or not there needs to be a lot better. It's a driving app and needs to be totally hands free
Voice commands are bad and they give up trying after a couple attempts. You cannot thumbs up or say not there with voice. It takes 5 taps to report some things which is ridiculous. Voice needs to be reliable, it's a driving app ffs
I would like to suggest some changes which will help to improve the accuracy of reports of police activity/presence, adding the option of notifying users which lane/side of the road is being affected when submitting reports and lastly reports should be able to be edited and submitted hands free. I feel that the implementation of these few changes would help to increase driver safety while also reducing the amount of false/inaccurate reports being submitted to Waze users.
Implementing the option to notify users as to which lane/side of the road or even if both sides are affected when editing or submitting a report regardless of which side of the road you are travelling on. Being able to edit or report information on the opposite side of the road would be very beneficial in making sure that the information is still relevant or if it needs to be updated, which would be a significant advantage to users in rural areas that don’t have as many active users as metro areas.
When reporting police there needs more detailed options available to choose from when submitting the report such as:
- Driving (which side of the road or travelling in which direction)
- Mobile Speed Camera/Speed Traps
- Unmarked Car (hidden/visible/driving)
- RBT (random breath test only)
- RBT/MDT (random breath test and mobile drug test)
Adding more options would help to accurately report police activity while reduce any confusion around if they are actually still there or if the report was just because they were seen driving past. Although if having more detailed reporting options isn’t possible then another alternative that would help to improve the accuracy would be to allow users to add a comment, which would help to inform users of the type of police movement.
Mobile Phone Detection Cameras are now active in NSW so it would be great to have the option of being able to submit reports verbally instead.
Waze > Report > Police > Driving > Opposite Side of the Road
Enabling verbal commands would help to keep Wazers safe while still being to use the apps features which unless you are a passenger you wouldn’t be able to report, like or clear any reports without putting yourself, passengers and other road users at risk along with the risk of getting a fine
Why have only 2 of the 3 options available hands-free?
Big G commented
It's against the law to use the app in the UK while moving; and often road issues require additional concentration.
But it's also important to log issues accurately, so it would be great to pull up and direct the reports function verbally.
Chris Compo commented
We need to be able to say OK Waze report, or whatever.
Once you have passed an user report, you can press on the thanks or negative (not there anymore) button however, the button is small and I don't like the idea of pressing on the screen.
Since you have hand gestures using the camera, would you be able to just see if I do a thumbs up or thumbs down? Would be much easier!
Ka T commented
Some times, I have gloves on and I can't report things. Other times, it takes a long time to navigate through the reporting steps. If we could have voice recognition to report thing would be easier, faster and SAFER.
I totally agree. When driving past a hazard the "thumbs up" and "not there" buttons are available on my phone screen. Rather than trying to hit a small touchscreen button while concentrating on the road at the same time, the ability to activate voice commands and simply say "not there" would be SO much better!!! The voice reporting ability is excellent but it really bugs me that I can't report a hazard has gone with just my voice as well.
Mentioned once on https://youtu.be/wXHsRdtBqho but NOW MISSING ON IOS
Jeff Richardson commented
That's already added in waze
Make it easier to report police, vehicle stopped, construction, etc. Can I help you comes on when I put phone in holder but I can NEVER give help while driving. Maybe some sort of voice activated command would work.