Tracking stop signs and stop lights
In addition to "Difficult intersection" it would be very handy for two features:
1) Waze's map to record if there are stop signs (2, 4 way), and lights at an intersection. This would (hopefully) include separate turn signals; some intersections are VERY difficult to turn left at even with a light, for example.
2) A setting for navigation (in the app) for "Avoid unguarded turns/intersections". This would then allow a driver to NOT have to turn left across 6 lanes of traffic, for example, as the app would know there was no light at that crossing (or even going directly across).
3) In addition, a mode for "During rush hour" would be handy for both this and the 'avoid difficult intersections'. Such turns are fine at 1:00am, impossible at 5:00pm.
Now, this sounds like it may present a lot more options, thus confusing some drivers, but if you've ever had the joy of dozens of street turns during rush hour in LA or other severely congested area, you could see it would become life-preserving.
Great thinking! We’ll share with the team; they’re always interested in new feature ideas.
Rob E. commented
I'm so glad a lot of other people are on board with this idea. This would be extremely helpful.
Please add these
Add stop lights
This is a marvelous suggestion I was about to create, I know our eyes work, but knowing 1/2 a mile away that a stop sign is upcoming would be extremely helpful for safe driving. I am someone who uses the drive safe apps to monitor my acceleration and breaking habits, hard breaks are denoted by de accelerating by 7mph or more per second. My only instances of this is unexpected stop signs from unfamiliar routes or misremembering on my part.
Hard Breaking is dangerous for myself, other drivers, and for those of us who choose to enroll is discount programs with insurance companies. This foreknowledge would build a better community, a safe route, and more $$$ in many of our wallets.
Display traffic lights and stop signs on map.
Aner Eden commented
Add a feature that will allow you to see a countdown of the time left for the red light depending on your route. Traffic light systems usually have a fixed timeline, and can be identified by tracking and stopping Wise users at intersections.
הוספת פיצ'ר שיאפשר לראות ספירה לאחור של הזמן שנשאר לרמזור האדום בהתאם למסלול הנסיעה שלך. למערכות רמזורים יש בדרך כלל תבנית זמנים קבועה, וניתן לזהות אותה על ידי מעקב אחרי תנועה ועצירה של משתמשי ווייז בצמתים.
I'd like to see traffic lights 🚦 on the way where it's present
To be more aware of hidden stop signs.
Omer Tsur commented
Show the driver when the light changes to green and when he turns red again, the waze should know which traffic light to show by the drive plan and course.
In Beijing, it's all over the city traffic lights.
Allows the user to enable a map to see the current status of nearby traffic lights. Could either let the driver choose or choose a different way depends on the light's cycles. Could let you know you should slow down/keep speed the same before seeing it, could let you know the status if the light malfunctions/is right before the sun. Could, at advance levels, go the other way around and change the lights depending on the traffic.
מפת סטטוס רמזורים שתאפשר לתכנן מסלול בהתאם, לראות מצב של רמזור לא מתפקד/מול השמש, לדעת מראש מה צריכה להיות המהירות שלי וכו.
בשלב מתקדם יאפשר לרמזורים להתחלף בהתאם לעומסי התנועה באזור (אם מתקינים ציפ שמאפשר לצומת לתקשר עם הלוויין, גם הלוויין יכול להעביר מידע לצומת)
Also add stop lights. I would love all three so I can see the route with less stops
Add warnings for stop signs on country roads where cross traffic does not stop.
Hey Waze, We see a lot of blown stop signs now days with increased distracted driving. Some causing serious injuries and death. Would it be possible to add stop signs and yields signs to navigation notifications?
Ara Bozadjian commented
Every traffic light has an average number of cars that can go while the light is green. Be great to know this while sat at the lights. Can be user collected data. If I'm at the lights and I see a little circled 5, and I'm the 6th car, I'll know there's a chance I can make these lights!
Please give directions like a human, not a robot. If I am supposed to turn at the next stop sign, tell me that like a human would, not turn 500 feet ahead. If I am going to turn at the 2nd traffic light, tell me that, not turn 1,000 feet ahead.
Plus, I find that often i miss turns onto small side streets, expecting an intersection with a traffic light or stop sign. If Waze would identify turns at traffic lights and stop signs, then I would also know that the turn is at a regular street if not identified this way.
It would also be good for Waze to show the symbols for traffic lights and stop signs along the route if possible.
C'mon Waze. No big navigational changes in the last 5 years. Do this!
Indicating traffic control signals on the map would make navigating in a city Im not familiar with much less stressful!
Michiel Meijer commented
In order to improve the reliability of ETA as expected by Waze, the ETA calculation should include the expected delays caused by traffic light. Next to increased reliability of ETA it improves the best routing
as can be seen in the report in the link below , the number one cause of accidents (at least in isreal) is missing traffic lights. in today's information overflow even while driving, from time to time people don't pay enough attention to the road and maymiss a red light!.
a situation that may cause a fatal accident - 20% of accidents with injuries in israel is due to that cause.