I would love to have a real time weather overlay on the WAZE maps. This would be a GREAT feature to add to aid in knowing more about driving conditions. Please vote and let's see what we can do to make it happen.
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.
Keith Sauer commented
There’s an app called Weather CarNav and they want $70 a year for this! Google please just buy them out and incorporate this technology into Waze for iPhone, CarPlay, android and android auto screens. A simple button to toggle the weather layer on or off would suffice.
Andy Broda commented
If we have the power to save a life, lets use it
Andy Broda commented
I live in Montreal Quebec area. We have had several multiple car pile ups due to fog, snow or ice resulting in severe injuries and even death. In many videos you see, cars and trucks arrive at these MVAs long after the first incident occurs. My suggestion is that there should be an MVA crash alert on WAZE, not unlike an amber alert for a missing child. The WAZE MVA alert would only be broadcast to those users that are routed through this trajectory. I get pop ups on WAZE regarding being stopped asking if I am at gas station or if traffic is severe. I am sure that with the power of WAZE there is a way to analyze when multiple cars are in an accident in the same area. This would trigger an alert, or at least a pop up for the affected user to claim they are in an accident. If 3 or however many users claim to be in an accident, this would trigger the MVA alert and hopefully the drivers en route to this spot will make the appropriate changes and avoid an accident. Thanks, just trying to avoid this:
Stephen Alexander commented
Currently I can quickly get the "Too Many Reports" notification what reporting all the "crazy number of potholes" are my roads of travel! Sadly I am located where winter snow management & removal leaves many potholes in needing to be patched every spring! The good news is that I have seen many times after a month or so marking the potholes my roads of travel in my area... it really grabs the attention of needed "repair crew" to finally get the potholes filled! There needs to be an configuration update for which allows in much increased reporting of really marking all the potholes in my travels! Thanks!
With the new layout when using Android Auto, there's something that I don't know if it's intentional but for me it seems a bug.
I always have the "button" to send info about police, accidents, etc highlighted but with the new layout, after a few seconds it goes, always, and automatically, to the magnifying glass, which with the "steps" we have to do while paying attention to the road, becomes a lot harder to inform other drivers in time.
With cars that already have touchscreen, probably is not a deal breaker but for those that doesn't have, it's terrible.
A couple hours ago I made 50km with a lot of fog on some areas of the motorway/highway, and never had the time to send that info.
The actual speed and speed limit now are better with the increased size. I would prefer it to be between the info about where we are and the info about the hour we will arrive, but the increased size was a very good change!
Michelle North commented
C3 M4G commented
Apples on the way map GPS does this very well, I think this is an important ad to keep Waze relevant
Please add blizzard and whiteout conditions as low visibility on the weather options. It would be good to advise drivers over audio that whiteout conditions are ahead please slow down. Would prevent many needless accidents and injuries.
(UK) -> Please, can the additional hazard reporting features under weather be added -> snow on road etc, salt (grit), this is very common in the UK, especially with cold weather, a lot of salt is placed?
Jodi-lyn Kwiecinski commented
Would like poor visibility snow, fog, rain, smoke, everything with various degrees like the traffic rating that would be very helpful
Context: I was driving in fog today. There was many fog warnings from Waze giving me the impression that there was many users on the road.
My idea: what if an alert gets generated of a multi car pill up when multiple user's speed goes to 0 in a 50-200m stretch. This would give a warning to cars behind to slow down due to a pill up (multi car accident).
I think the logic could be that if a number of user's speed is 0 on a controlled access road (freeway).
If only one user is stopped... This could be also a auto generated stopped car alert.
Thanks for the consideration.
Renea Gernant commented
Several others have posted asking for low visibility and the admin is saying that unplowed road has been added. That is NOT the same thing. Both last and this morning I’ve been slowed to 35-45 mph by blowing snow on plowed roads. The roads aren’t blocked but there are patches of almost zero visibility. A Wazer in France posted about rain causing the same issue. Please add low visibility as well as the unplowed roads.
Pete almeida commented
The map needs to alert to requirements for snow chains and high wind advisory
Would love this with an alert of changes in road conditions. Maybe not a full overlay but at least a voice alert of current weather conditions/road conditions. Other car GPS's have this feature (wind alert, severe thunderstorm, etc. ).
I humbly agree. Here in the US, I'm from New England and we have very bad roads in winter. Think sharp turns on steeply inclined hills. If Waze can create the same algorithem for reporting traffic back ups and use it to isntead report roads unsafe due to ice, flooding, broken trees or rain water, it'd be so much safer for us.
I think this idea can really help drivers stay safe during bad weather. In New England alone, the roads here are already liters with blindspots and sharp inclines, declines and turns. Any help Waze can give to help us stay safe when roads are not in ideal condition could see massive improvements for drivers.
I am a resident of New Hampshire, life long, and have been driving in New Hampshire for about 8 years now. In New Hampshire, and most of New England, we have many roads that climb up and down steep hills, take sharp turns, and are generally safe in most weather conditions. However, the way these roads are built menas that during hazardous weather conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, and ice, drivers are more likely to experience difficultly driving or possibly getting into an accdeint. This is increased when drivers unfamiliar with an area or road are trying to drive in and are unaware of the roads they are about to traverse on, which locals may already be knowledgable of and avoid.
I propose a new function in Waze to help with this issue, called Hazarderous Road. In the evnt of incliment weather, a waze user can access Waze and section off a portion of road or an entire road that can be dangerous in bad weather. For example, if there is a section of road that is known for being prone to black ice, a wazer can mark that section and add a warning for other drivers to be caution. Another example is if a road inclines or declines sharply, it can be marked so drivers know to slow down and mind thier distance between each other. Waze's map doesn't include elevations of the land for simplicity reasons, which is fair, but this can blindside new drivers who aren't expecting to climb hills during thier journey's.
Waze already has the technology to mark portions of roads. We see these in traffic jams where Wazers can report traffic flare ups on highways, roads and back streets and mark from end to end where the jams are. This would be the same algorithm for a different purpose. It can also help drivers who are unfamiliar with areas they are going to so they can stay safe and be prepared if thier route takes them to a place where roads conditions aren't ideal due to bad weather.
I think this new idea can help people avoid black ice, flooded areas, and help everyone stay safe when Mother Nature decides to kick it up a notch. Please consider it in future updates.
MR TIMOTHY BOUL commented
All caravanners would appreciate this. Nearly burned my brakes out descending a mountain in Austria. Quite scary. Smoke coming from wheels. Was very lucky to find a stopping point to rest a while and cool it down.
Siri Sims commented
I have the latest version and do not have rain or snow as an option. Today would have been the perfect day to use it too as Fog, Ice, or Unplowed Road weren't applicable to what was happening. One moment you could see and the next, it was blinding snow to the point that tail lights were difficult to see and almost every vehicle put their hazards on to try to make themselves more visible.
When fog warning is up, no car along the side of the road warning comes up. It is not like I can avoid the fog, but I do need to avoid the vehicles on the side of the road or I might die! Get rid of the fog warnings! They are dangerous when preventing other warnings