Enhance speed display color scheme
It would be easier to assess speed with more informative color coding:
White = below speed limit
Green = speed limit
Yellow = between speed limit and user-defined "when to show alert" speed
Red = exceeding user-defined "when to show alert" speed
Keep current warning with briefly displayed larger speed limit reminder
Great app, thank you!
The circles for speed cameras should appear on the horizon get bigger while we are getting closer to the camera. Eventually They should be way bigger. Icons of active cameras should appear in orange. Currently it is easy to miss them. When getting close to the speed camera, having the speed over the limit the whole map/screen should be gently blinking through red color (the colors should get a reddish dominant).
Very important. Use Waze on car dashboard screen (Subaru 2018 CrossTrek) using both my Android phone and wife's iPhone. Current display of speed limit and my speed is too small to read without taking eyes off the road way to long in order to focus - not safe. Would love to see a large, white background circle with posted speed limit in large black digits. Next to that a color coded circle as suggested above with current speed in large white digits. Would reduce to 3 colors - green if at or below speed limit, yellow if 1-9 miles above speed limit, red if 10+ miles above (or a settable boundary instead of 1-9). Can now see basic situation at a glance, and if need to read the actual speed limit, or my speed, digits are large enough to also read quickly.
niki potter commented
as we all know there is a feature on waze that when you accelerate over the speed limit waze warns you by flashing up a big red speed limit sign over the speed you are doing for a few seconds but if you are near a speed camera those vital seconds matter as to what speed you are going… i feel you should always have the speed you are travelling on screen and that the warning of the speed you should not accede should be next to your current speed so you can see what you are currently doing and not get done by the speed camera …
Typo on previous
1. The single "ping" when approaching speed limit is insufficient, can we get 3 "pings" and make them say 80% volume (whatever user setting is)
2. Can we also have the speed image warning in traffic light colours - green (ok) yellow (approaching limit) red = speeding
Lee Hobbs commented
Could the speedometer segments that are currently grey be changed to show green when under speed limit then amber as approaching speed limit? Grey is very difficult to see and colours would look better and provide clearer feedback
Mark Toth commented
Have Speed indicator go from White to a Yellow-Green at speed limit - 1 and at Speed Limit before turning red above speed limit. Would make it easier to glance and adjust and monitor car's cruise control
Dennis Oliveira Lobo commented
Na função: Velocímetro (que exibe limite de velocidade), a exibição da velocidade permitida da via, aparece com um circulo vermelho. Na minha percepção, deixar aparece este círculo vermelho apenas quando ao exceder o limite de velocidade, como aparece com a função desativada.
Speedometer turns from green to red when the driver exceed the speed limit.
This problem is not only for drivers wearing sunglasses. It also applies to anyone with diabetic retinopathy like me and I suspect anyone who is color-blind. The speedometer is very difficult to read with the reddish on black color combination. I'd like to see an option for the user to pick the foreground color. and the size of the speedometere.
I really like Waze, and think that overall you guys are doing a fantastic job. The one feature I’ve never really cared for has been the speed indicator, and the new updates have made it so incredibly bad that I’ve considered using a different app.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like having a speed indicator, it’s just that your current implementation of it is nothing short of terrible. I’d like to be as specific as possible, so please excuse the lack of brevity in this comment.
First, the little highlight in the circle that tells you how close to the speed limit you have is really too difficult for me to use. I’ve damaged my right eye, and my phone is on the right side, so perhaps it’s just my issue, but I think it’s too small to work well. I glance quickly at my display so that I can gather information and get my eyes back on the road. Having such a small indicator requires more than a “glance” to be useful for me.
Second, I often want to know what the speed limit is when driving in unfamiliar areas or places where signs are infrequent, but it doesn’t get displayed until I’ve exceeded it. That’s exactly too late.
Third, when the speed limit is finally displayed, it overlays my actual speed, completely obscuring it. Displaying expected data in such a way that it obscures real data is a terrible design approach, and it makes my brain itch every time.
Fourth, the new design has a pulsing red outline around the speed limit sign and it continually jumps up to cover my actual speed whenever it thinks I’ve exceeded the speed limit. This is bad for a number of reasons. One, it is “movement” and the human brain is design to notice movement and direct the eyes to that location. This then becomes a visual distraction when driving, diverting the driver’s attention from the road (in case it’s not clear, I think that’s bad). Another is that because of the vagaries of the cell and other signals in my area, the GPS keeps calculating my speed as above and below the speed limit – even when the car’s speedometer isn’t changing. With the new design that means the truly awful red speed limit sign keeps appearing and disappearing, pulsing and growing and shrinking. It’s nothing short of awful.
Please allow me to make a suggestion for fixing all of this. Put both pieces of information on the display at all times. Keep turning the real speed red when the speed limit has been exceeded, but don’t do more than that. Abandon the animations here unless the speed limit changes. Then temporarily resize the speed limit sign, then return everything to normal. That small change would make this feature truly useful and well designed.
Thanks for listening.
The Speedometer is very useful to me. But I don't understand why the numbers turn red when speeding. I use sunglasses in my car, even though I have maximum lightness, I just can't see the speed limit. My suggestion is to mark the entire speedometer field with a typical speed limit sign when speeding and continue displaying speed in this sign. If the speed drops, the original speed indication returns.
Speedometer ability to choose colours (foreground & background) and able to set over speed controls (ie. normal colour at or under speed limIt, change speed colour to amber if between 0-15km over, change speed colour to red if over +15km, etc)
On Carplay i have been told apple doesnt allow showing the current speed so you cant see how fast you are going. The warning sound is there but only once and you dont see if you are ok or not.
My idea would be to change the max speed sign in carplay to full red with the max speed in it so you see you are exceeding the limit. Then back to the normal colours when you are ok again. Safes some speed tickets, especially in the zones with speedlimits for a certain track or time.
hello, can you add an option: an indicator of acceleration in the form of a bargraph going from green to red which would signal our acceleration rate which would allow to adopt an economic and less polluting driving by limiting our accelerations
I wanted to propose the same thing.
I add : continius or frequent alert with the red possible by user choice
Idea supported at %
sorry for my bad english !
Campbell Harvey commented
Can you please make the speed indication stay white until the speed limit is exceeded. If I am at the limit I do not need a red warning indication as I am not breaking the law and so don't need red alert. Indication should be red when I am over the speed limit i.e. when I need to be alerted so to take some action.
Speed gauge should remain white on black when speed limit exceeded. This way can be better read in sunny conditions. When the numbers change to red, often it cannot be seen, which is frustrating. Thanks.
I am colour blind and, whilst I think that changing the colour of your speed when you are over the limit is great, the trouble us that white digits on a grey background is fine but red digits on a grey background is about as much use as a chocolate teapot... white digits on a grey and then red background would work much better (at least I could still read the speed).
When traveling over the speed limit, it would be helpful if the graphic reflect absolute values. In the US, most places consider 20mph over to be "reckless" (a felony).
It should be yellow 0-4mph over since one cannot get a ticket for this (1/4 circle). Then red after that since it can be a ticket. Each quarter being another 5mph. A full circle would be 20mph over.
Percent over the limit isn't helpful at all.