Better direction instructions - instead of current wayfinder segment work-aound
Wayfinder segments (‘street’ > ‘direction’) look like a pure workaround to me and for good reasons they are primarily used for ramps entering a freeway or at freeway intersections.
For intersections within a city or other non freeway roads outside of cities there is no satisfying solution as the street name often is NOT the best navigation instruction.
This is a critical issue in countries like Germany where “smaller” roads often are neither known by their numbers nor by their street names.
A “new” „wayfinder“ feature should not miss-use the semantics of the street name field.
Instead we should have additional optional A>B and B>A direction instruction fields.
In some cases the direction shield may also differ depending from which source you are coming. In this case the “green” turning arrows could also have a “>direction” information.
Wazers will know if street or “direction instruction” is more relevant therefore the map editor should be able to set the “default” on what waze normally would use.
Possibly we could give an option in the waze client like:
- always say street names
- always include directions
- prefer directions over street names
With these options Wazers will be able to get more help on intersections.