choose my custom route!
Have you ever thought that the driver does every day the same way to go to work or home, so he already has his favorite ways? Have you ever thought about leaving the driver predefine these paths and when to consult the routes have a new area for "Custom Routes" and showing the conditions of transit and time for those 3 chosen paths? I would feel more comfortable in knowing how long it would take if I had chosen that MY way specifically. Thanks!
Agreed! They’d be awesome. We can’t make any promises, but we’ll share your idea with the team.
I just found this idea here. I recently wrote up a detailed post about this same concept and a thread began at the forum here: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19855
There I learned that Waze doesn't actually learn routes and never has, despite advertising this feature (still) on the "Routes" screen in the app (i.e. when you click on "Routes" to see alternatives to the current route). That makes this feature that much more valuable.
Also note there is another similar idea here: http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-and-waze-com-website/suggestions/2780846-easy-record-or-save-my-preferred-route-now-my-pre
YES!! And/or the ability to save a route as a favorite route (not favorite location). Ideally, you could plan the route ahead. somehow.
Just as you can with other SatNav software I like to use the Travel Via option to avoid certain areas or I prefer a certain route.
I take the same route from work to home everyday because it's the fastest way to beat the rush hour traffic flow. I always route to "home".
Often, I am in the same general area as my workplace and trying to get home and waze puts me on the same roads that I would take take on my work -> home commute. But just as often, this isn't actually the faster way. It does this because it has learned my route preference for going from home to work.
If, when heading home, I could choose a route (ie, "work to home") rather than just a destination (ie, "home"), then Waze would know to send me home on my work -> home route when leaving from work, and it would know that when I just choose "home" for my destination that I want the most efficient route it can find, regardless of my past driving preferences.
It would be nice if you could tell waze that a certain route is preferred. This feature would be helpful to those of us who work at one location for a few days to a couple weeks at a time and then move to a new location which doesn't give Waze enough time to learn the route. This could be done on client but would also be effective on the online dashboard. It already records the routes we take and it would be nice if we could have a checkbox to indicate a "preferred" route.
Jaime Visser commented
Waze is always in learn mode, that's the beauty of it. Just drive the route a few times and waze will figure it out. If any of the routes is obstructed or impossible you should edit the map to reflect that.
Carlos Vazquez commented
"Learn mode" , where you can teach Waze the best route to follow ; sometimes the fast or short route is not possible, or you know a better route for your favorite location.