Search along my route
When searching for a restaurant when I'm en route, don't tell me about the restaurant 2 exits behind me, tell me about the ones ahead and along my route. Maybe suggest a place along my route in an estimated time frame. i.e., look for a place to eat lunch between noon and 1p or breakfast at around 7am
Similar look ahead for hotels or stores.
Yes! The same for gas stations. I was on the highway and I got 2 gas stations. The first one 20 km and the second one 30 km. I choose the first one and I was routed out from the highway, on secondary roads, 30 km to the gas station and 30 km back. The other one was 30 km away on the highway. Stupid!
When your are on your route they must show the overall distance and the distance between your current route and the searched location like: gas station 20 km (0 km from your route).
Owen Douglas commented
This is exactly what Waze needs!