Length of delay before setting off
It would be useful to have the length of delays displayed before setting off.
Currently Waze gives you an ETA and time to destination - e.g. 1:30hrs but doesn't indicate whether this is 1:30hrs of free flowing traffic (optimised route) or whether it is going to take 1:30hrs because you are going to be sat in 20mins of traffic. It could display next to the ETA the time you are going to be in delay e.g. ETA 1:30hrs +20mins delay (maybe in red?).
Christophe ABSIL commented
Hello, did you ever try to inform the driver about the traffic lights like the speed required to hit the green light
Audi has launch something similar.
I have no idea why it was removed
Hi, Would it be possible to move the pop up of a journey delay or early arrival to the top of the screen?
It very often pops up when i'm on a busy intersection and it covers the map and my position when I need it most.
Quite a few of my friends have mentioned this too.
I love waze. But it chronically underestimates rush-hour traffic. If I leave at 4:00 on the edge of a city, waze doesn't seem to know that the traffic will soon get much worse. It seems to expect current traffic patterns to continue. It really is a frustration.
ישנם רמזורים ארוכים וקצרים, סימון ע״ג ה waze סמני רמזורים על ציר הנסיעה והתחשבותם בחישוב המסלול
Don P commented
I agree. Waze tried to route me by an NFL football stadium just before game time. Luckily I checked en route for home game and realized it would be a major mistake to take that route.
When I plan a drive that takes one hour for example, it is not always the current traffic that is relevant on the second half of my trip. When I start at 7, current traffic at the second half of my route may guide me into the city where there will be high traffic when I get there actually around 8 o'clock, but there is no traffic at 7. Waze will of course reroute me while I am en-route when the congestion occurs, but it is possible that I could have been chosen a completely different route earlier if I had known that there would be high traffic based on predicted traffic data. I could have avoided the heavy traffic entirely if I had chosen a different route at the first half of my drive and as a result I might have arrived earlier.
If an accident happens on a highway, it could influence traffic for hours, and this could be used for the prediction as well.
The app is good but sometimes does not take into account the traffic lights that one has to go through when it guides you off the freeway for a faster route. Please be aware that the traffic lights are usually never all green and some of them have a 2-minute wait. Please take this into consideration when suggesting a route though a city or an off freeway route and make adjustments for the final estimated time to the destination.
Sherlock McGyver commented
Agreed, while the other commenter thinks that bicycles would create a problem, he doesn't seem to understand it is merely an ESTIMATE, the way that Waze currently creates an ESTIMATE for your arrival. The only difference is using years of historical data that would create a nearly flawless estimate of your true arrival time and which route will be best at any time of day. This is entirely within the realm of possibility and would vastly improve transportation. Another thing is to take the data that is pouring in of current users and chosen routes to add yet another layer of accuracy to the prediction based on how many known vehicles are using the routes and then extrapolating that with a margin of error for unknown vehicles, which really takes us back to the historical data portion of it.
Shawn Kelly commented
For my route home I have to add 10 minutes to the Eta to get an accurate Eta. I drive 37 miles with lots of lights. There should be logic to understand average intersection stop time based upon user data to better account for this.
San B commented
It would be great to know the duration of my trip so far in addition to the minutes left to arrival. Often times as I am sitting in traffic the ETA is constantly changing but it does not display how long I have been sitting in the car. It would be great to know the trip duation so far as well in addition to minutes left to arrive.
I don't think this is that easy ... All year long I drive the same road from work to home at around the same hour. A couple of days per year there's a bicycle race on my road which jams up the rest of the roads around it.
If I would navigate with current congestion waze would route me around it (I hope)
If I would navigate with projected traffic and not real traffic, I would be routed right into it as Waze would not be able to account for the special events.
Same with traffic incidents... highways are usually fine, unless one day, a truck hit a couple of cars resulting in fatalities and complete closure of the highway.
Projections can be wrong... the current traffic is what it is.
Tyler Russell commented
Bottom Line: Use data already being collected by Waze to get you home faster based on a forecast rather than current traffic conditions
While traveling with Waze, I usually pick the route that will take the least amount of time to get home initially. I have noticed that there are nodes (decision points) at which I should either change my route or stay on the originally chosen path based on both current traffic AND how much I anticipate traffic to change between now and arrival.
Should I stay on the highway and main road knowing it will likely get slower in the next 10 minutes or drive slightly further out of my way, but having less forecast traffic enroute?
I know that Waze can update you based on the current traffic conditions and recommend a re-reroute. I would like to see a forecasted route guidance feature. I usually check Waze to re-calculate my best route several times while driving and manually note the changes among the three proposed routes to my house. I then recheck a few minutes later so I can see how much each route option has changed in the last few minutes of time. That rate of change noted for the time to destination on each route (usually traffic getting slower at rush hour) will lead me to guess that in the next few minutes things will either be better or worse that what is noted in the app.
It would be nice if the app would recommend a route that currently takes longer, but accounts for that anticipated rate of change automatically (i.e. I know that when I get to the choke point in traffic 10 minutes from now the traffic will be longer than the current projected 10 minute delay, maybe 20 thus making another option the best choice). It seems with all the data, an algorithm could capture this live change and maybe even reference historical data to estimate which path to take.
Brian Kelley commented
I am planning a long road trip down the West Coast through several metro areas. If Waze calculates the route and posts an ETA, it will be based on the current speed of traffic along the way. I could run into rush hour 10 hours later in a city along the route or cruise right through an area that had gridlock earlier in the day. For long trips, Waze should anticipate typical traffic patterns experienced in areas and estimate the delays that will be encountered. It could also suggest the best time to leave to miss the worst traffic or where it would be a good time to take a rest break. It could also make suggestions like, 'Try to arrive in Portland before 3pm to avoid the worst congestion'.
San B commented
Retain the original destination time so that user can see how long is the delay because of detour or traffic?
Add a way to recall the traffic summary bar that pops up when a new route is entered. Or better, replace the popup Wazer summary that come up when you tap the time to destination!