Navigate shortest route
With the new update you all took away the option to search by shortest route available or Fastest route available. Please bring this function back.
With this shortest route option unavailable I am switching to another application.
Mark Buzzman commented
This really needs to come back. And bizarrely seems to have affected normal routing. Waze seemed more accurate and even its fastest routes wasn’t overly a long distance, now they all are long drives.
I also drive an electric and a lease car and each mile counts.
Bring shortest route back...
Please make shortest route option, because I pay for car usage not by time, but by travel distance.
Bill Chen commented
As a driver of an electric vehicle,
I often want to be able to select the shortest route in a navigation app,
So that I can sacrifice time in favor of electricity to get to my destination,
This is important because the fastest (time) route often uses a lot more electricity (longer distance and higher speed). It could risk me not being able to make it home or a charging station.
Often, a couple of minutes saved using “the fastest route” isn’t worth the extra distance (& perhaps, related expenses) which sometimes can be substantial, sans the ideal situation of keeping the option for “shortest route” (provided, of course that it in turn does not significantly jeopardize apps efficiency).
MA Pari commented
Not sure if the automated car and litigation in US are a cause of this. In US some cities in NJ have sued GPS companies with big pockets (Waze is owned by Google) and other that local traffic has gotten worse as GPS is now routing traffic through local roads. Also looks like as a part of Automation they are removing simple u turn or evening taking a smaller side street to take u turn to make travelling smoother (avoid unexpected accidents etc), this in turns results in stupid routes in some places.
I US, I see in the name of security and company bottom line, sadly user flexibility and choice are being removed every where (for eg, see windows 10 users have no say when updates occur or which updates they want).
I truly believe empowering users and giving them options is the way to go and not take away options. Giving options will get a company loyal customers
Since the shortest is not there, I am forced to use google maps.
Agreed!! WAZE no longer updates my route as I drive unless I search routes periodically. Not good to have eyes off the road so often! What happened?
Please add shortest route feature
If this shortest route option is not brought back, ideal for 'green laning' by 4x4 drivers who are more intersted in quirky routes than speed, then I shall have to find another app, or reluctantly just use the phone default which comes up with google mapping when an address link is given on a phone. The latter saved retyping but it used to be worth it. I used to write and edit the map and comments and have made many additional edits that being local to me I was far more familiar to. You have spoilt the fun of driving 4x4 by changing the Waze community app. Its now no longer better than any other standard get there fast map.
Waze navigation has always been horrible, in my opinion. I like the Road Hazard/Police etc. reporting functionality, but the mapping is not ideal by any means. Google Maps navigation is perfect...awesome...never a problem. I vote that Waze offer Google Maps navigation within their settings as an option!! That would make it the ideal navigation app!!
Michał Kolendo commented
Waze is crap now...
Your problems seems to concern US only...But in EU Waze is disaster..
My usual route is: POLAND->SLOVAKIA->HUNGARY->CROATIA = 730KM
WAZE tells me to go: POLAND->CHECH REPUBLIC->AUSTRIA->SLOVENIA = 900KM
and the difference is not only a distance... I have to pay for a highway toll card in every of these countries..So maybe I will save 30mins but I will pay more for GAS and many more for HIGHWAYS...it is idiotic and crappy idea.
Please do something about this.
J Jones commented
Please add shortest route feature. The fastest is sometimes the longest route. I'd rather have the short one. Saves time AND GAS!!!!
Jacob Jakobowicz commented
Please let us, users, decide if shortest or fastest
Rostislav Zboril commented
Yes for electric car. Pleas ADD function.
Greg Hassler commented
I don't understand why you would remove basic routing functionality. As an electric vehicle driver I very much prefer a shorter route in general. I got bit again today by the lack of this functionality when Waze took me on a route at least 10 miles longer on the highway, which ended up having an accident and traffic jam anyway, so it was longer AND slower. It required me to unnecessarily charge longer to make my destination.
When the "Electric" vehicle type option is selected, please prefer shorter routes as any small change in travel time is more than made up with faster charging time.
My route to work can be either 15 miles, 23 miles or 26 miles. Waze only shows me the two longer ones instead of the usual three, even though the shortest route is only a minute longer than the 23 mile route and usually 3-4 minutes faster than the 26 mile trip. Give me the option to select the shortest route.
Because Waze chose the fastest route my EV car needs to charge to reach the endpoint. This costs me a lot more time then the saved minutes due to traffic on the much shorter route. Please bring back shortest route option.
Please better than nothing..