Adding Roadside Animal detection system to Waze as a feature will help reduce animal roadkill problem.
Roadside Animal Detection (RADAR) systems – A computerized signs with flashing light stripped when an animal breaks a light beam . These can reduce collisions with large animals. These alerts and captured images can also be sent to different GPS apps like Waze, so that drivers coming by on that road can be alerted through their GPS apps and slow down when crossing that area.
Thanks for your feedback. At this time, this doesn't fit on our roadmap, but we'll keep it in mind for future product planning.
They took away our ability to report animals by the roadside in the app. They certainly won’t be implementing something this technologically advanced any time soon! It appears they are going backwards.
My take on this feature is that it could be a "Permanent Animal Crossing Warning". Since Waze already has the data to know where animals usually cross. Or it can encourage users to report it. Safer for humans and for animals.
Yasmeen Bryant commented
This feature would be great if added
This feature would make me use Waze by default, specially when coming to a new area. As it stand now, I mostly use Google Maps
Similar to how you show a more permanent warning for when approaching a rail road track. At this point you should have data to know where animal crossings are (thanks to users’ reports), so you could warn drivers in a more permanent manner that this area has animals crossing. This would protect both the animals and the drivers, since drivers wouldn’t make risky, fast movements to avoid hitting animals. Drivers would slow down way before the dangerous area. We can encourage drivers to report animals sightings and roadkills so we know even more accurately where animals cross, to help protect even more animals in the future. I unfortunately witnessed a rabbit crashing into a car’s side, recently, and hoped I could have done more for it…
This goes in line with your "Permanent Hazards" new feature. In that case, you'd only need to add an option for users to report these kinds of animal crossings.
But the next best step would be that you automatically make a guess to where animal crossings are, based on user reports, and suggest users to slow down.
aleks iliev commented
In Bulgaria, there are many free animals on the roads (domestic, wild), let the danger button be added as a report and an animal!
Cláudio Tereso commented
There is no option to report a living animal on the road. These is hugely essential highways where the speeds are high and a living animal(dog, horse,...) crossing the road can create a huge danger for drivers.
As a Driver
I want to be able to report a living animal as a hazard
So that the other drivers can be informed and take the required actions to stay safe.
Serait-il possible de rajouter la présence d'un animal vivant sur la route car, sauf erreur de ma part, on ne peut indiquer que la présence d'un animal mort ou d'un objet.
Bisous à tous ceux qui liront ce message !
Михаела Колева commented
Not every time are dead animals on the road, sometimes there are alive animals.
Add an option to report animals roaming on road or near it
Emily Dabbs commented
I think it would be helpful to have the option to notify people when animals are on the road (or maybe just move the animals on side of road somewhere that it could be found easier...tonight when I was driving there was a deer just chilling in the middle of the road not in any hurry to move to either side and when I went in to report it, I didn't even think to look in the hazard on shoulder category because that wasn't where the animal was)
Tata Miadzviedź Drenna Lizaŭ commented
il manque, la déclaration d'animal en divagation sur la route !! merci
Daryane Tardif commented
Il pourrait être intéressant de faire paraitre le rapport comme une grosse zone circulaire (quelques kilomètres de diamètre) en surbrillance comme l'animal peut se déplacer. L'alerte devrait également être lancée à toutes les voies de circulation disponibles de la zone en surbrillance.
Jacob Agosto commented
It would be great if we can report animals that we see along the route and that may be lost.
Michelle D commented
Can't read it no option to translate
Cacc W commented
Hazard sign “animals crossing road” could be added and it could have some time active, like 30 min active after activation
Alert to pop up with route suggestions.
Nick Heathcote commented
When adding an animal in the road (Sheep, Horse, Cow etc) add an automatic alert/text to the local farmer based on the coordinates. If is often very difficult to locate who the animal is owned by.
Farmers can pay a subscription to be part of this service.
Joe Neuman commented
Where is needs to add Deer sightings to their contusions to help drivers.
The same way you can report seeing a police, seeing traffic, seeing construction and more, there should be an option to be able to report deer on the side of the road so that drivers can slow down and be extra cautious
Robert Lozano commented
When there is an animal sighting, wazers can claim the animal and the ai can alert coming wazers to form a temporary clot to facilitate the rescue.