Lane selection in reporting
Ability to choose a single or multiple lanes (e.g. 1st, 2nd, left/right/u turn lane, 2 of them, all and etc.) when reporting an event - stopped vehicle, accident, object on road, traffic, closure.
It would be very useful and helpful feature letting warned drivers to prepare and choose a clear lane in advance.
This is especially needed because Android Auto doesn't let you type or read comments (for a reason). So if someone uses comments to pass this information, I won't see this in my car. Need a built in ability to enter and see this information.
There is no need to add attribute for each segment about lanes count, this is nearly impossible indeed. I can be a digit or abstract lane options like "Left, Middle, Right, Exit, Shoulder" selected/entered/voted by Wazers when sending or confirming reports.
I use comments in the reports to tell which lane is affected. It would be safer to just tap "left", " middle", "right" or any combination of the above-listed. At least these three options. The exact number of lane will require each segment to have the number of lanes attribute. This in turn would require editors to add this attribute to every single segment which is nearly impossible.
Андрей Сенников commented
Completely agree. The fact that this isn't already a standard function makes me wonder if the good people at Waze have never driven on any major freeway in Southern California. This just has to get more specific or the app loses its utility.
Lane 1 should always be the far left lane (or closest to center to account for my anglo friends), and then increase from left to right (or out from center) - this will allow for varying number of lanes. Lane 1 is always closest to center.
So when you post an accident, you can tag ig: "Lane 2". If there are four or five lanes, I know I need to get over to the right to minimize the impact to me.