Optimized functionalities for motorbikes
It's too bad Waze doesn't offer any of these functionalities for riders/bikers:
- deactivate traffic jams in the time calculation (or consider we are at around 50 km/h on these parts of the path)
- proposing winding/twisting roads with different levels, just like Tomtom and Garmin already do with their devices
- allowing to create more than one step point to get the perfect itinerary
- allowing the load of external files (such as .gpx for example) to create roadbooks on our computer (with Google Maps or else) and then send it to our smartphone.
In brief, just a few things that would make Waze the perfect companion for motorcyclists, which is far from the case nowadays!
I have notoced a number of suggestions for using data from Google maps. The poblem with that is Google won't licence other companies to use their data. Thats why Android auto is unable to work with Google maps, Google want you to use their system and maps.
Make this profile-able so I an quickly switch between different ways of using Waze. (with pillion, I'd like avoid motorways and will not lane-split, so jams affect me. without pillion I am faster and willing to use motorways. sometimes I am in a car and would thus other settings to take effect). Such profiles should be duplicatable (so I don't have to design each one from start again)
All f this and make waze stay active with screen OFF and no external power, so that voice navigation continues. (On a bike, the phone is often in the pocket for protection, so there is no power nor a need to look at the screen, yet currently waze stops the routing process in this mode)
serge vautier commented
Ah oui avec tout ca en plus waze deviendrait le compagnon idéal des motards, je vais assister encore un peu avant d'acheter un tomtom rider, qui sait .....
Ça serait vachement bien
Si cette fonctionnalité arrive un jour, je pense que 90% des motards utiliserons Waze au quotidien, pour les balades et les roadtrips !
Patrick Van Belle commented
Félicitations pour cette merveilleuse application, c'est exactement ce qu'il manquait pour qu'elle soit parfaite... le mode motard :)
Great ideas, by car I drive with waze but by motorcycle forced to go back to google maps because too painful to plan a route with waze, import / export routes would be great with google maps seen that it is the same company !!