Quick report buttons
It would be a good idea to place some (2??) customizable quick report buttons on the main Map/interface; in such way we can report speed traps/ dangers/ police while we are driving with a single touch (or double to exclude unintended reports)!
There are too many menu/options to make a report... the only way to put them live is to stop the car and going trough a jungle of options... ( :geek: and I'm used to that! I'm an android user)
Heavy traffic is fine... you're stuck in your car and you've all the time to browse the options but the other reports need to be quick and non-distracting!
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.
Hello, could you please give us the possibility to create shortcuts for reports, the current process is sometimes too dangerous when driving (at least 2 or 3 clicks to reach the incident to be reported).
At least shorcuts for the main ones like police, vehicle stopped aside, or working areas.
Thks for your services
Greg O commented
It would be great to have a drop down list of the most frequently used report types. For instance, “vehicle stopped on shoulder” could be accessed by clicking “report” and then one of the three or four commonly used report types.
Hyanne Park commented
On Thursday and yesterday (Friday), I drove up and down California to pick up my daughter from her college. As I was driving, I noticed so many cars stopped/parked on the shoulders of I-5 highway, one of the most frequently used highways in CA and the West Coast!
However, as I was driving like 80-90 miles/hr (with the flow of traffic), it was so hard to report these broken or stopped cars on the highway shoulders EVEN THOUGH you guys listened to the Waze Community and finally put 3 most “frequently used” report buttons as “shortcuts”.
BUT even with the shortcuts, I still have to press 2-3 more choices before reporting these stopped cars on the shoulders WHICH is so DANGEROUS because I have to take my eyes off the road to click the choices!
Please give your users at least ONE report button they can choose to add to the shortcuts (vs 3 set shortcut buttons picked by Waze).
Then along with Police, Traffic, and Hazard buttons, we can add our own most frequently used report flag/button, making it so much safer and convenient for all the users!
On the homescreen have a one touch icon to report police. Another icon to report object on road. Another icon for vehicle on shoulder
Need 2 click configurable shortcut. Need click on pits.
There needs to be a one touch shortcut for car on shoulder reporting
Murray Louw commented
I usually (90%) report "vehicle stopped on shoulder" (about 6 on the way to work each day, long drive). Would be great if I could do a "long tap" to report this specific problem..
Could you dedicate a button for this purpose?
Scott Richardson commented
The addition of Quick Reporting using a long press on the report button is an improvement but just a slight improvement. This only reduces the number of clicks it takes to make a hazard, police, or traffic report by one. It still takes 4 clicks to report a vehicle stopped on the shoulder which is most likely the most used report while driving. It would be much better to have the long press with the option to choose vehicle stopped on the shoulder, police reported, or Object on road specifically as these are the most common reports while driving at speed. The number of clicks that it takes to make these frequent report types needs to be reduced to increase the safety of the app. This is a critical issue that needs to be resolved. Thanks.
Christian Labij commented
Still, too many options. F.e. Look at the app “Flitsmeister” in the Netherlands. It’s important for your own safety that we don’t have to search and click 4/5 times for just one report. Easier and safer would be a report with maximum of 2 clicks. Just take a look at Flitsmeister and use it to your advantage. You can also contact me for improvement. Glad to help.
Kodi75  commented
There is "Google Assistant" to report hazards.
They need to integrate Map Issue Reports with Google Assistant. "Ok Google, Report Map Issue." Then prompt the driver for details via voice-to-text.
Alisha Field commented
Camera shortcut to report them is desperately needed! We need to be able to press report, then the camera shortcut, the camera type then be on our way! Types need to include; permanent speed camera, mobile speed camera, red light camera or the new phone useage cameras. The current procedure to report them is far too long to do while driving, especially with the new phone useage cameras being rolled out like crazy in Sydney. Currently it is too much to do so most of us can’t warn each other. There are many unreported, permanent phone useage cameras in Sydney! We really need this option, please!
Paulo Gustavo commented
David, your example image is perfect! I would add a detail: the editor can choose up to 5 shortcuts for fixed buttons in the interface (this amount can be larger or smaller, for example, in CarPlay).
Jason Jeffery commented
100% agree on this idea
No they are not quick & simple enough. We need a TWO click report capability for road hazard, heavy traffic, & cop sighting. Still cannot safely navigate the improved quick report functions while driving. Big thanks
Often, when driving alone, I would like to report some road events, but it is not safe to interact with the phone. I would love to link the road event reporting feature to the NFC tag automation event in the iOS Apple Shortcuts app. This would allow me to keep several bank card sized cards with NFC stickers attached in the cup holder and just touch them to my phone to report an event. One card for police, one for an accident, etc. Currently, I use a similar feature to add a song to the playlist when I listen to Apple Music.
Alex Hirsch commented
How is there no official reply at all about this? OP was over 8 years ago. I'll assume that's an accurate reflection of your corporate interest in genuine feedback from your most avid users. But by all means, please continue to introduce new voices, because that's useful.
Here we are... YEARS later and this still hasn't been done?
Waze knows what the most frequently reported things are. Making it easier and safer to report should have been done a long time ago.
Instead, the most frequent reports require multiple taps in different locations on the screen. UGH!
Jack Myers commented
Seriously, Waze, why hasn't this been implemented???? This would make using your app FAR SAFER than the current model of looking at the screen and tapping several times. Just DO IT ALREADY.
Neil Douglas commented
I agree. A single button press also has the advantage of more accurately displaying where the issue is. Currently by the time I click through the buttons and report a speed camera I'm like 200 metres away.
The buttons should be customisable but I think they should run horizontal along the bottom of the screen. And as buttons that don't need to be the same size circle, they could be 60% of the size.
Vasile Pintilie commented
Hey. I would like to see in a future update Reports Shortcuts.
What does that mean? Simple. At buttons 3 user-defined reports above the Report button. Just tap them and the report will sent. Without any additional steeps. I found that making a report takes your eyes from the road for a good 3 seconds, if you you want make an accurate report, for example, a pothole on the road. You have 5 taps.
I know I can swipe from the report, but you still have to choose where the pothole is, tap the pothole then sent, basically one swipe and 3 taps, not a big of a difference.
I know you can make a shortcut to a report by pressing later, but it's only one time use.
I know the voice commands exit, but not on my country. (if you know a workaround to make them work, let me know).
I attach a image bellow to show you how I see this.
Also, I think you can make a feature for cars that have Bluetooth Players.
You should be able to catch the media inputs coming from the CD player the same way as a music player do and use this to control the app in different ways, to make a report for example. That is most useful for cars that have steering wheel media controls.
Let me explain how this could work. You press volume up on the steering wheel, this command will go to the CD player, then via Bluetooth, to the phone (Waze app). In the app you should be able to map the volume up button to the something. Imagine, just pressing volume up on the steering wheel and reporting a pothole. I don't know exactly how you will be able to control your music app, but I think Waze developers will find a way to pass the command to the music app, audio player integration existing already in Waze.