Very frustrating when Waze updates the route with a bunch of turns,including a few difficult left turns, and it results in a time savings of a minute or two. Sometimes it doesnt save any time at all. I suggest an option were you can choose a time savings minimum before waze will take you off your current route. For example I would prefer to stay on my current, more direct route, unless a time savings of 5 min is available then please change my route.
Many times waze gets stuck on certain alternate routes without considering other good viable options. Adding more than 3 alternate route options would be very helpful.
I like this idea a lot except sometimes even 5 min can make a big difference when your in a hurry but if you are not in a hurry 5 min is not a big deal. It would be amazing to have the option
a, shulman commented
אם בשביל 4-5 דקות של קיצור הנסיעה אני צריך לנסוע עוד עשרה קילומטר, אני רוצה
להחליט לפני שנבחר באופן אוטומטי המסלול עבורי, מה גם שלפעמים הזמן מתקצר ולבסוף הדרך הקצרה גם מהירה יותר...
שמעתי את ההצעה הזאת מכמה משתמשים שהצטערו מאוד כמה היו צריכים לנסוע בשביל חסכון קטן כל כך (אם בכלל) , אני עורך מפה ומנהל איזור בירושלים ומקבל פידבקים ממשתמשים באפליקציה שלא יודעים כמה קל להציע הצעה לשיפור, תודה ובהצלחה, תמשיכו כך צוות וייז, אוהבים אתכם..
If for 4-5 minutes of shortening the trip I have to travel another ten kilometers, I want
Decide before automatically selected track for me, especially since sometimes the time is shortened and finally the short way is also faster ...
I heard this offer from a few users who were very sorry how much they had to travel for such a small savings (if any). I edit a map and manage an area in Jerusalem and get feedback from users on the app who do not know how easy it is to offer an improvement. Thank you Waze team and good luck. ..
Have the possibility to select what is the minimal amount of time you want to spare before recalculating a new itinerary.
This could be a value in minutes set by the user in the setup menu.
For example, if the user does specify 15 mins, waze will never change the itinerary if there are alternative routes available under this value.
Cyndi R commented
Permit preferred routes - at least for "Home" and "Work" settings, and allow user-defined time difference to determine when rerouting is recommended.
Waze tries to send me to work through a nightmare intersection during rush hour, because it's sometimes 2 minutes faster than the much-easier route. It also sends me through a school zone at pick-up time because it's 1 minute faster (sometimes) than a turn where only 2-3 cars often go per stoplight cycle. If I had a preferred route with a time-savings setting of 3 minutes, I would know if TODAY I really do need to take the alternate route.
Allow users to configure a setting that tells Waze not to suggest an alternate route unless the route is xx% shorter.
Many times Waze will suggest circuitous alternate routes that end up saving me a few minutes but add aggravation and overhead if the route is not familiar or is on weird byways.
I'd love to tell Waze don't bother suggesting an alternate or re-route unless it saves me more than 10% of my trip time. (Some users might want to configure that % higher or lower).
I would like to suggest creating a Waze account where the user can determine a value to be considered when setting the shortest or fastest route.
For example, if the user registers 5 minutes the APP will check if the difference between the fastest and the shortest route is equal to or less than 5 minutes if yes, will choose the shortest route. If not, choose the fastest. This will help reduce fuel consumption and reduce pollution.
Nothing more annoying than when you look down and Waze is telling you to go a different direction and it is only saving you two minutes. Create a feature where a user can enter a certain number of minutes saved before being re-routed.
Je partage également cette idée. J'ai hâte que Waze ajoute cette possibilité !!
I'm a woman and driving home alone last night in winter Waze sent me on a very complicated route on dark streets through a bad part of Boston. If I had had car trouble situation could have been very bad. Standard roads were fine and not far. Not everyone wants to get there 5 min faster at all costs!!!!!!!! Besides the gps is not fail safe.
Steve M. commented
Love the app.
But per default, the app chooses the fastest way. Even when just gaining 1 or 2 minutes you end up driving about 10 km more than needed.
My suggestion is to add in the settings an option, something like "Choose the fastest way/roads if I gain more than X min on my route".
yes, please !
User preference required to set time saved by re-routing off main roads. Suggest 5 minutes or 10% of journey time.
we should have the ability to specify a tolerance (amount in minutes) to allow waze to search for a route that favors closer to the speed limit, that way we don't need to be sitting in traffic, sometimes when I try an alternative path, it might just be 1-2 minutes extra, and I don't have to sit in traffic anymore, significantly decreasing wear on the car, and stress on the driver!
I would vote for that option too but I think one should be more precise on how to achieve the alternate route options: Maybe waze should take speed limits and traffic lights into account.
So options should be:
1. Use shortest route
2. Use waze's traditional routing model for fastest route (long time average of segment travel time)
3. Use new routing model based on infos editable on map (speed limit, traffic light average delay)
4. Use user's segment heat map (segments which a user took more often are given priority).
Should I post this as a new idea?
Ian Tribble commented
I was recently stuck in traffic on the motorway/freeway and tried the suggest routes option. I needed it to tell me how long it would take to come off and use the smaller roads or stay on the road. Instead it gave me some possible route options that began ten miles away. An option like this would help when trying to navigate crashes / traffic jams.
Allow user to define the alternate route by time. E.g. if it is less then 15 minute saving use current route, if it is more then 15 minutes the make a suggestIon to the navigation choices. The idea here is if the advantage is only 5 minutes keep the route chosen. So the user can set that threshold 5,10,15,20 minutes reroute option.
Only send a reroute if it’s 5min quicker minimal.
Waze reroutes even if it’s 1min difference. Sometimes causing a longer route or unnecessary reroute.
Mike Simon commented
For daily commute, I want to take my normal, preferred route unless there is an alternate route that is XX minutes faster. XX should be a variable settable by the user. For instance, I have a 30-minute commute each morning and I DO NOT want to take an alternate route if it is only a minute or two faster than my preferred route. Therefore, I’ll set the variable to 5 minutes and unless there is an alternate route that is more than 5 minutes faster, then Waze will always take me on my normal and preferred route. It is a real pain to check Waze for my preferred route every morning only to find that it is simply a couple of minutes longer than some obscure route that I don’t want to take.
Stéphane Leroy commented
Je partage cette idée.
Faisant du covoiturage avec BlaBlaCar, cela permettrait de préparer l'itinéraire avec toutes les étapes avant de partir.