Hitch hike - (Carona)
Add the option to switch from “driver” to “hitchhiker” in the app. As a hitchhiker, you inform to Waze where you want to go. When a driver do the same, it will show on the map all the hitchhikers that could be benefited by his route. It’s now up to the driver if he want to pick them up.
It could be possible to change the privacy preferences for:
- showing your routes for all the hitchhikers;
- show only for hitchhikers that are in a specific group;
- show only to your Facebook friends;
- or hide for everyone (if you hated this ideia of giving rides using Waze).
Hitchhikers should have your own privacy system too.
When a hitchkiker pick up a ride, he “tell” to the Waze app who is giving the ride. At that moment, they both receive more points per mile, or something like that.
I think this non-anonymous system would solve most of the security issues that a hitch hiker could imply. It could be added a rate system or verified user system.
It would definitely help our planet and give Waze a sustainable catch! :)
Getting the idea of another user (see his post here http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19760&p=204604&hilit=hitch#p204604), it would also be nice to report hitchhikers on the map if you notice one on a road and don’t want to pick them. This is a nice way to help the hitch hiker community even if they don’t use Waze.
Carpool app welcomes you, hitchhikers!
I got here also because I had the same idea. I'm a regular Waze user and my son (age 19) just finished a 45 days hitchiking tour. Just the fact that most everyone has a GPS enabled phone in their pocket has made (in my opinion) hitchhiking safer. I want to give back and as a Waze user, I just want a 100 - 200 meter warning that a hitchiker (or 2) is up ahead so I can make a mental calculation (Do I feel like it, is my car clean / full / empty, do I have a little extra time, etc...) and also give me time to stop safely. Knowing the person's destination would be an easy bonus info as I would know in advance if my proposal will be helpful before I stop. This is a "no-brainer" even without the "bells and whistles" of user ratings and facebook connections. Just letting a user enter that he is a hitchiker going to or towards X destination and the driver getting a warning if it's on his route is HUGE! We don't need Airbnb for hitchikers. But if someone else wants to do it, I would switch apps in an instant.
If you are the driver, Waze would prompt if you accept to pick a nearby hitchhiker (with similar destination), estimating how much time it would add to your trip. If you accept, your route would be automatically shifted to the place the person is, and this person would receive your location.
The driver can choose by either accepting or refusing based on extra route time, facebook contact distance (your friend, friend of a friend, etc), qualification received, etc.
A nice integration with facebook would provide safety!
- Alan is requesting a hike, he is friend of your friend Ana! He has 1260 points as a hitchhiker..
- John accepts to pick you up, you have 2 frinds in common: Roel and Josh! He has 150 points as a driver.
It's based on the idea we know really much people after 2 or 3 connection points (fried of frind, or frind of a frind of a friend)
I just drove and missed a hitch-hiker, that stood in unexpected place.
I thought it would be nice that waze users and hitch-hikers themselves could warn about their presence on the road and even specify a desired destination
Somebody has thought about this, of course - I was sure - and voila!
It's even not so old idea, so there's a hope!
Ohad Pearl commented
Just yesterday I thought of this idea exactly!!
Well I guess I'm not world first. But I would really love this to work.
Also every driver could add a price per distance if he wants to save on gas.
Or just do it free. You were driving there anyway asshole. Haha.
Adicionar uma opção que seja possivel alternar entre “motorista” e “carona” no app do Waze. Como carona, vc informa para o Waze onde quer ir. Quando um motorista fizer o mesmo, aparecerão no mapa todas as pessoas que poderiam vir a ser beneficiadas pela sua rota. Caberia agora ao motorista, decidir se dá ou não a carona.
Poderia ser possível configurar as preferencias de privacidade para:
- mostrar sua rota para todas as pessoas procurando carona;
- mostrar apenas para caronas de um grupo específico;
- mostrar apenas para amigos do Facebook;
- não mostrar para ninguém (caso não tenha interesse em fornecer caronas)
As pessoas procurando caronas deveriam ter suas configurações de privacidade especificas também.
Quando uma pessoa pegasse uma carona, ela informaria ao Waze quem está dando a carona. A partir dali, ambos passariam a ganhar mais pontos por km, ou algo do tipo.
Acredito que esse sistema não implicaria em muitos problemas de segurança pelo fato de não ter anonimato. Poderia ser adicionado um sistema de verificação (como no twitter) e qualificação de usuários.
Essa ideia ajudaria nosso planeta e daria ao Waze um apelo sustentável!
Pegando a ideia de outro usuário (veja o post http://world.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19760&p=204604&hilit=hitch#p204604), seria muito bom também reportar pessoas pedindo carona no mapa caso vc note algum viajante na estrada e não possa (ou não queira) dar carona. Seria uma boa forma de ajudar mochileiros e viajantes mesmo que eles não possuam Waze.