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.
Shortest route option back please.
Saves me fuel, money and the environment :-)
In Southern California, traffic conditions change by the minute so, what Waze tells me will be the FASTEST (at a distance of 3.5 miles longer) inevitably turns out to take longer, due to building traffic congestion. I prefer to take the 405 S at a distance of 15.9 miles, but Waze always tells me that I can save 5 minutes by traveling about 19 miles on the 91 E. It never fails: the 91 E ends up taking about 15 minutes LONGER than originally estimated...all because of typical traffic build up. Seriously...you can set your watch by it. Here's a thought: Instead of shortest route, how about preferred route for locations that I use every day?
What I really want is a kind of slider-option where I can set a preference between fastest route at one end and shortest route at the other end. I don't want to make a detour of 15km to gain 1 minute, but I also don't want to drive 15 minutes longer to gain 1km.
Chris L commented
Return the shortest route option
Raja Azizi Raja Daud commented
Fastest route is very useful for driving in a busy city but a selection for a shorterst route give user flexibility
I'm a cab driver and really need the shortest trip option!
Fastest route not reliable as trafic condition is dynamic.
Anthony Merrill commented
Another in favor of shortest route options. Waze does not seem as accurate as it once was, and multiple times has wanted me to take a route nearly five miles longer when it could send me the shorter way in the same amount of time. A user needs to be able to choose the shortest route, then measure that against the potential extra time it takes. Thanks Waze.
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.