Can waze add the option to users give some road alerts even when they are offline, and share this as soon the have signal back? Is often no
Can waze add the option to users give some road alerts even when they are offline, and share this as soon the have signal back?
Is often not sharing something in the road because I don't have 3G on my iPad at that moment. It should be possible to waze to keep the gps position and send it to the network when possible.
Better could be to pass some police control and later set the correct position of the police alert.
Guilherme Pedrosa commented
Agree! Please, also remember to include map error. It's really annoying when you try to report an UR, pick every category, type a long text, and then get a no signal error.
depending on the level of the editor and his reliability in the system should be able to rather give a warning and fix the road the best place to display the alert
Victor Nunes commented
Happened to me a lot of times, I want to report some accident, but there's no signal when there's, just the internet is slow at the time. It would be much more sensible if it would let me choose the type of alert and try to send it only when I hit SEND. Then it could queue it for upload, or timeout it if you don't get signal for x minutes.
Arthur Vieira commented
Agreed. Specially here in Brazil many areas (including urban ones) have problems with signals. I already lost too many important traffic alerts due to missing signals that could be registered and sent right after network returns. Since Waze marks the spot where the alert is sent from, it should be able to register and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes until data transfer is back to publish the alert. The 5 or 10 minutes tolerance should be enough to find network and avoid obsolete warnings. If in that time a signal is not found, then the alert expires preventing possibly old alerts from appearing.
Does Waze take our speed whether we report or not? It could notice everyone's taking an hour to travel a 10 min no-signal road & do it that way, bypassing the 'there's no signal' problem.
Agree, just today I came upon a nasty accident on a blind corner, this on a narrow twisty two-lane - speed limit 45, average speed 60-ish. Highway 9 south of 35, for those who know the SF bay area. This needed an accurate notification not because of traffic implications but because it was a safety issue for anyone traveling normally on the road.
Waze is already perfectly capable of doing this, it does so when you want to type in a report but you're moving.
Agree. At the moment you might come accross a hazard such as an accident with a traffic queue. You try to report the hazard but no, you have no phone signal so Waze won't let you record it, telling you to try again later (when you do have a signal).
But of course, you might have to drive a few miles further before you get a signal and there's no point reporting a hazard that's miles out of position. You might not even be on the same road any more.
Waze needs to cache any hazard reports in an offline mode, then once you have a data signal back, upload the report, (hence the report will be in the correct location of the hazard).