While using Waze on highways lately, I have begun to think that having the ability to see what lane becomes the off ramp would be great, especially in complex city interchanges.
Portuguese: Estava usando o Waze em rodovias e comecei a pensar que seria ótimo ter a capacidade de ver qual pista pegar, especialmente em trevos complexos dentro das cidades.
Spanish: Últimamente me he dado cuenta que al utilizar waze en capitales se hace muy necesario que waze indique cual carril de una calle, avenida o autopista, llega a ser una rampa, especialmente en complejos intercambios.
People don't even listen to the directions to get into turn lane. Add this to having to add speed limits to all roads. Lane guidance can help in some instances like when leaving toll plaza and need to be left or right but will mean many roads have to be redone.
For the commenter that says he handles 10 URs about this hah. There are more than 10 URs a day in DC area about the Express Lanes (HOT- high occupancy toll) and where the lanes are parallel and close it does not differentiate between the two. So you get the exit was on wrong side. So how will the Waze technology differentiate between lanes when it can't event do adjacent road segments.
I have an exemple in France too and I had to make something really dirty to make this "work"
John DeL commented
I can show examples here in NY all over the place..... I handle at least 10urs a month.... This would help.....
due to inaccurate GPS i believe a verbal guidance like "exit left" or "exit right" might be the preffered solution. Although this problem doesnt exist in all countries. In the netherlands 99% of all highway exits are on the right and the road signs indicate how many lanes are exiting. i believe waze should help the user find its way, not take over to a point where drivers blindly follow the instructions.
yes..will be great
There is a problem: civilian GPS is deliberately limited in accuracy. As it is, Waze must guess which of several parallel roads you might be on, based on the directions it has given you.
It assumes you followed the given directions. If you didn't, it doesn't know until you get about half a block away from the given route or turn in a direction that would be impossible if you were 'on course'.
Yes, it would be nice if each lane was mapped and Waze directed you accordingly, however it is not currently possible because of the limitations designed into civilian GPS.
Jay Leong commented
It will be very useful in my country too. we have a lot of complex interchanges here.
This would be great! A "Merge Left" and "Merge Right" might also help to prompt you into the correct turning lane. I have an old Sony GPS unit that had this verbal "merge" commands and miss them...
It would be nice to have
Christopher Enhket commented
Lane guidance plox.
Google (your parent company) has this is Google Maps. Why not Waze?
Talk about keep left and keep right...
Need to consider the RAMP as same highway and show/talk the correct instructions !!!
This is a great feature to have and arguably the single most important enhancement Waze should work on!
speeding is RARELY reckless commented
FIRST low quality devices mist be prevented from submitting location data. GNSS with error above 7 meter must be discarded
Cheap phone owners can buy usb- or Bluetooth external GNSS if they want to contribute.
It would be nice if the program showed lane guidance similar to how Google maps does it. I find myself having to use Google Maps in major metropolitan areas because Waze is not showing me what lane I need to get in for my next turn.
Darren Allen commented
On UK roads (this may also apply to other countries), larger roundabouts sometimes have specific lanes for entering a roundabout depending on which exit you need.
To have Waze tell you 'At the roundabout, use the centre lane to take the second exit' would be really useful.
An extension of this, would be that dual-carriage ways through towns & cities, sometimes use specific lanes for at junctions.
Again, a properly implemented lane assist would prove very useful.
As far as I know, no other sat-nav system offers either of these.
It would be implemented by analysing Google Maps' Street View looking for white arrows painted on the roads.
K. Adams commented
This is an overdue feature for Waze. Waze seems to be giving fewer directions now than a year/several months ago, or that may just be my incorrect impression of it, so this is even more necessary now. (I think I used to get more "stay to the left ahead to continue on X highway" directions, and now I just find myself at a fork in the road in the wrong lane with no warning from Waze.) Long story short, I'm using Google maps much more than Waze now.
Needs sorting, many a wrong turn due to poor mapping of lane change
consider reviewing page one top ideas
Wondering if lane guidance will be available in a future release?