Account for (sporting, concert) events along the route when calculating ETA for planned drives
If you need to be somewhere at a certain time, but there is a sporting event along the way, there will be a lot of event traffic just before & just after the event. Waze could account for this traffic when calculating a planned drive. Then, based on historic data for such an event, Waze could either plan a route that avoids the traffic or it could show the ETA so you could drive past the venue during the event. Alternatively, you could know how early before or how late after the event you should leave to avoid the huge delays.
Danny Brewer commented
Last night at National Championship game in Indianapolis, we were leaving the area and typed in our hotel address.
WAZE kept sending us to closed roads that police had blocked off to help “get traffic out faster”.
What if there was a way for local DOT and police could enter in a traffic plan they could modify for the hours before and after a game when they are in control of the traffic?
The had barricades and police blocking us at more than 50% of the turns WAZE was directing us.
We ended up going through some shady backroad subdivisions in an unknown city after midnight.
Gal JacobSon commented
ההצעה היא שוויז תקבל מידע על כל ההופעות/אירועים שמביאות תנועה רבה למקום ספציפי ויוצרת עומסי תנועה חריגים מראש, ותחשב את המסלול מראש (למשל חישוב מסלול בבוקר למקום עם עומס בערב) כך שהניווט יהיה יותר מדויק והיציאה תהיה מוקדמת יותר בהתחשב באירוע שידוע שמגיעים אליו רכבים רבים
I work on many event sites that are based around road closures and found that it would be useful if I could still use waze by telling it to ignore these closures.
The other Issue this would solve is that a recent event I just completed I noticed that looking at the map that road closures would disappear due to delivery drivers and workers using Waze would make the algorithms believe the roads have re-opened.
In a past version, don't recall how long ago when you used the alternate routes feature and viewed the map it would show road conditions on the other potential routes. You should consider bringing this feature back. I spent an extra hour on the road today because of an accident road closure, alternate route had heavy construction (basically standstill) and 3rd option was trying to re-route back to closed road. Had I been able to see the traffic incidents on the alternate route views I would have taken a 4th route (which Waze didn't list for me). I did double back and take the 4th route which ended up being free from traffic.
Rodrigo Rubio commented
Many cities around the world (including the one I live - São Paulo, SP - Brazil) have some restricted areas, defined by type of vehicle and/or day of week/time of day.
São Paulo for example has a restriction for cars depending on its final plaque lic. number. Between 7-10 am and 5-8pm cars with plaque numbers ending in 1 or 2 on Mondays, 3 and 4 on Tuesdays, 5 and 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thurdays and 9 and 0 on Fridays can't run in certains areas of the city (that's called "Rodízio"). It would be great to be able to inform the car's plaque # and the route would automatically avoid non-traffic allowed streets during the restriction periods.
The same feature could be used in weekly / daily events, like marathons, street fairs and areas where traffic is not allowed only during part of the day / day(s) of the week.
Add the ability for a user to click on the route and click on the event to see where it actually is. Is is almost impossible to select a new route without knowing what to avoid