Calculate ETA based on own average speed
ETA calculation seems to be based on traffic conditions and general average speed. ETA calculation seems to be inaccurate when driving below the average speed of the road-segment as it keeps increasing while driving with constant (low) speed.
It would be great if ETA calculation would also be accurate for vehicles going below average speeds (e.g. trucks in europe etc.)
Fellow Wazer commented
This is also very annoying for me. I think I'm gonna switch to something else.
Lennart Axelsen commented
It would be nice to have the option to set a course, and then choosing if You have a trailer hooked on to the car.
A's it is now, I can set my destination a the ETA will show - fine. But if I am driving with a trailer, I'm not allowed to drive as fast as without, therefor my ETA is no longer accurate.
So my request is a function to opt in reduced speed, and thereafter setting the speed limit for your vehicle. The function will also be useful for mopeds, scooters and bikes.
E.g. I'm planning a trip, setting my destination, knowing I would be hauling a trailer. This trailer is only approved for driving 80km/h.
I choose reduced speed, and sets the speed limit to 80km/h. Now, I'll get the correct ETA, and be warned everytime I pass my speed limit, regardless where I drive. Off course the speed limits below my reduced speed limit (cities, dangerous roads etc.) should be in effect at All time still.
For example: even driving at 130 kph (speed limit on highways in my country is 110) is often not enough to arrive at calculated time.
Waze should recommend an ETA which is compliant with maximum speed limit and not on average speed of Wazers for a specific route
During my last trip WAZE indicated 2:00 hours to reach my destination (264 km mainly on highway but also including cities) which is an average of 132 km/h => over speed limit on highway in France
Definitely agree, because currently for slower drivers, the EAT can create stress if not adapted to the slower driver style.
In the beginning the travel time was very precise. With the new versions this calculation has been changed, but it is no longer accurate as before.
I do not think it is right to take the maximum speed of a road to do the calculations (eg. 130km / h on the motorway) because no car can have this average, unless infringing the laws in force. Obviously I am referring to Italy. Best to calculate the average of the single road segments.il that moment.
In my area, the speed limit seems to be more of a guide than a law especially on the interstate. Waze then starts to calculate unsafe ETAs traveling much faster than the speed limit.
I would like the option to calculate the ETA based on the speed limit.
Whilst driving with a caravan we can not exceed the 80, 90 or 100 km/hour, depending on in which country we are. it would be nice to be able to select the drivers speed limit/ means of your transportation in order to have a more accurate ETA.
I came here to add this idea as well, after driving home for Christmas and discovering that the only way the arrival time estimate could be correct is if most users are driving 15-20mph above the posted speed limit -- which at least explains why there seem to be an unusually large number of roadside memorials along that particular road. It's incredibly irritating to watch your arrival time skyrocket because you're only driving 10mph over the limit, and this one issue is why I won't allow my teenage driver to use Waze. The desire to "keep up" with the ETA is too great for a driver stricken with both the inexperience and the competitiveness of youth.
Slow Driver- Option for knowing the real time It will take me to get from A to B if I drive slower then the speed limit!
Make this as an option in Preferences - really good for Tourists,older people, people who know they drive slower and more..
Bill Walton commented
This has been an ongoing problem for me. I really think Wazers must be atypical, if their average speed is as much above the limit as it seems to be.
I think there is no harm in giving people the option; this feature could be placed in the 'navigation preferences' settings.
As an example, if I want to get to Point B, I enter the address in Waze. I find I am running late, based on the EAT. So I speed up, say 9 over. But because the average is 15 over, I'm arriving LATER than original EAT. Doesn't provide me actionable information. Especially since I do not know what the average speed is along the route.
Currently, all ETAs are based on the average speed of users. For users who choose to drive the posted speed limit, this tends to give them an inaccurate, shorter drive time which climbs as the drive progresses.
There are many places where the average speed data shows that drivers travel 10+ mph over the limit, which is not acceptable for some users.
An option, to base speed on average or speed limit (whichever is lower) would allow these users to get an accurate ETA while preserving the benefits of traffic slow-down avoidance. Users who don't care what the speed limit is can leave this option off and use Waze as normal.
For segments which do not have listed speed limits, Waze could use the average speed of users since there is no other data available.
See above comment
Christopher Speare commented
Agree - in the UK dual carriageways and motorways are limited to 70 (not that everyone apparently travels that speed), however for fuel economy I frequently travel at 60.
In co-pilot its possible to set the speed per grade of road - so on motorways I can specify 65, on dual carriageways 60 and so on. It would be great of Waze can support this as well, so my ETA is MY ETA - not the ETA of someone doing the limit of the roads.
John Harris commented
I drive at 50-55mph on the motorway / dual carriageway to save fuel. The Speed limit is 70mph so I have to esitmate the extra time it'll take. It should be simple enough to allow the user to enter average speed date for different road types?
Can u put a maximum speed button so we fan gave a more accurate eta ,I can only do 85kpso this would be very usefulll Speed
I agree. It turns out that the ETA waze calculates for me is usually inaccurate. I drive at the speed limit which often is less than the average speed in my country LOL. I would love a setting that could enter a percentage based on my experience to be factored in.
Jon Grabbe commented
Currently, ETA is calculated using the average speed of Waze users along a route. There are many, for various reasons, who do by choice or necessity drive below some maximum speed. For purposes of ETA calculation for a Navigation route, having the option of setting a MAXIMUM SPEED for the route will help those of us who drive below a given maximum speed see a more realistic ETA.