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.
Allow an option for waze to give the shorter route when a faster route saves only a small amount of time, say, 5 minutes. This way difficult routes with many turns are avoided.
Waze thinks I take the freeway to work everyday and finds carpools that match that route. Unfortunately I cut across the mountain and avoid freeway traffic and I’d like to see carpoolers on that route. I have a 2 hour commute each way so I start early. It routes me on the faster route( by minutes) but by the time I get to the highway it has backed up and now takes 30-50 mins longer. I would like Waze to recognize the route I take everyday (with 40000) others and offer that morning route. You know when I drop off my daughter at weekend practice and give me a heads up and also church on Sunday. Why can’t you tell where I go 5 days a week and give that route. AT LEAST AS AN OPTION Thanks
Gleidson Cunha commented
Suggest for example if i'm willing to spend 3 additional km to save 1 minute. Sometimes waze makes me ride a huge additional distance to save 1 or 2 minutes. It doesn't pay!
Waze tends to prefer routes for which it has no information on congestion to known reliable but congested routes. This leads you to use convoluted back roads that can have more congestion and stops that the known route, turning a theoretical savings of a few minutes into an actual loss of time and sanity.
Wake should give priority to routes for which it has enough information and indicate on the alternative routes how much information is it really relying on. A theoretical saving of a couple of minutes is not worth the added aggravation.
At the very least an "Aggravation Threshold" should be configurable in the app.
Agustin Guevara commented
Español: Luego de elegir la ruta, sucede que al avanzar en el camino, al actualizar las posibilidades nuevamente, las opciones cambian. Creo que esa búsqueda debe ser permanente y no de forma manual (cada x cantidad de Km o cierto tiempo).
English: After choosing the route, it happens that when advancing in the way, when updating the possibilities again, the options change. I think that search must be all the time and not manually (every x amount of Km or a certain time).
Claudio Oyarce commented
Sometimes waze changes my preferred route for another (probably unknown), which is just seconds faster. In that case, i would like to set Waze to warn me about faster routes, only when it save me an minimum amount of time specified by me.
In other words (example): Waze, show me a faster route only when i save more than 10 minutes.
Oren D. commented
Waze is of course great to avoid traffic.
However, sometimes, especially in cities, it does a too good of a job.
Waze has a tendency to send you on a "wild" ride in the city, with lot's of twists and turns. I appreciate that it saved me an extra minutes, but would have been glad for a slightly slower route, with less twists.
Waze *can* get me a little nauseous at times in the city...
Before sending me off the highway on a full of turns and small streets journey, is should mention like in google what is the estimated change would be if i take this route vs. other possible routes. I prefer not to save 1 min and stay on the highway for example, but I don't know how much time I will save following the other route.
Vladislav Rybak commented
Traffic situation on the roads is sometimes changes fast and when the user is getting close to an intersection of roads (where alternative path maybe taken) and have to select which one to take according to the previous waze selection - it may already be outdated. I would propose that the application will detect such situation and recalculate the ride time again and present a message similar to the following: "Alternative road XXX with take X minutes less"
Maybe the code could have a conditional statement that says that when a car is less than a mile from the reroute then it does not reroute the driver. It is very difficult to move through certain types of traffic to make the adjustments of the reroute, so this would avoid the hassle of trying to get over or possibly causing an accident trying to adjust to the new route.
Leoš Hromádko commented
Yes, Google maps navigation has it. As I approach an intersection, from which there are more than one possible (and already calculated) routes, it shows a message "xy minutes longer trip", or something like that. Good for deciding whether take alternative route on a worse/more dangerous road if it saves only a little time.
Great one. Too add, Waze should have a record of my most common routes between my favorite destinations. Don't re-route from one of the commons routes unless it exceeds this tolerance. Driving through unfamiliar streets and neighborhoods adds undue stress to my commute in order to save 1 or 2 minutes.
A sliding scale that allows the user to set their preference between saving time and going on back roads vs spending more time in traffic but staying on main roads i.e. if I am not in a rush I am happy to spend a bit more time in traffic on a main road instead of taking a diversion over speed bumps etc just to save a few minutes.
D Sim commented
On the "fastest" setting Waze is suggesting I turn right only to make an immediate U-turn when I could just wait at the light a few more seconds and turn left. Add a new mode that compromises between Fastest and Shortest called "Simplest.
Create a "minimum time saved" threshold for using toll roads. For example, I may not be willing to take the 407 in Toronto if I only save 5 minutes, but would definitely take the 407 if it saved me 15 minutes or more.
Alan Whitten commented
Agreed - There's alot of similar suggestions out there. The other night, Waze took me off the highway in the pouring rain and cutting through some unknown residential areas before putting me back on. I don't know IF there was something major on the highway or not. But I'd be willing to sit on the highway for an extra 10 minutes instead of navigating the small roads.
Today, Still light out; no rain. It really wanted me to not get on my usual ramps to the highway. I was feeling stubborn, and only added 2 minutes. Time "saved' through residential isn't always fully realized.
Besides the faster and the short routes, should be avaliable a simplified route, in which there is a minimal amount of curves. The streets of my city were not planned. They are a complete mess! Its very stressful to deal with. Simplified routes will provide a best experience.
הווייז מאפשר בחירת מסלול קצר בזמן או במרחק -
אני מציע אפשרות שבה ייבחר מסלול משני באם והזמן שהוא חוסך הוא גבוה במיוחד (נתון לשיקול הנהג).
אם אני רוצה לנסוע מהרצליה לנצרת וברירת המחדל שלי הוא כביש 2 והוא אומר לי שבכביש 4 אני מגיע בתוך 60 דקות ובכביש 2 ב62 דקות - הווייז לא יציע לי את כביש 4 אלא יישאר בברירת המחדל - אלא אם אני בחרתי אחרת.
ניתן כמובן בהגדרת כל מסלול לבחור את ברירת המחדל שאני רוצה, את זמן העיכוב שבו אני רוצה שהווייז ישנה בגללו את המסלול וכדומה.
have an option not to change a route unless there is at least a (user input=4 minutes) so it will not take you off major roads and re-route on minor roads or neighborhoods
Roger Moss commented
Add the option not to re-route if in doing so it does not save more than 5 or 10 mins travel time. I find that Waze will re-route to save just a few minutes which can sometimes not be worth the effort.