A "heatmap" showing roads you have previously driven on and how often similar to Stravas "Personal Heatmaps"
A map showing roads you have previously driven on and how much, the more used the road is the "hotter" it appears on the map. Then you can boast to your mates about how much of your town/county/country you have driven around!
Would have been cool with a tracker feature that shows if you have driven this road before. If you enter a new road that you have never driven before, it could be marked in a different color. The function could be cost-controlled via a paid subscription. Givit to me and I pay :-)
When I'm driving down the motorway I will likely stop for a comfort break at a service station at some point. At the moment as I leave the motorway Waze immediately does a route recalculation and tries to redirect me back on to the motorway. It would be very nice if Waze was clever enough to recognize that this deviation from its route is deliberate on my part and for it to stop harassing me with annoying chirps and instructions while I'm trying to park. A possible solution would be for it to announce "Entering Service Area" and then "Press button to resume original Route" - a large icon would appear on the screen - just in case you really did want to return to the motorway. Same could be applied for entering any parking area - I might decide en-route to stop at a convenience store - if it detects me entering a car-park then it should understand this might be an unscheduled stop.
It would be useful to change the color of the route once a driver has driven past it. Right now, the entire path is the same color.
If I deviate from the "route" (to stop for a break, etc.) and/or are driving especially on a divided highway on which a u-turn might be required, and made worse if the program gets confused by which way the car is pointing relative to the map, it can be hard to tell which way to turn onto a road when I resume my journey.
If the already-driven part of the route were displayed in a different color, this would be much less of a problem.
When I drive to a destination and I want to drive back I want waze to remember the route I have driven to destination and ask me if I want to dive the same route back or different root. Its very frustrating every time I drive somewhere and when I go back it routes me on a different road I dont know
Excellent idea I got lost in a gated suburb just last week.
Maurice Dozetos commented
After having driven into an area, sometimes I want to go back the same way that I came in. A "bread crumbs" feature could allow a user to turn this feature on so that the user can back track and get back out of the area.
In South Africa, some suburbs are now “gated” (with only 1 entry/exit) and the maps are not updated correctly which causes people to follow their GPS app (eg: Waze) into fenced off (blocked) roads and are then stuck within the gated suburb since these areas can be quite tricky to get out of.
This feature could all the user to backtrack and find the exit more easily.
Ben Bodenmiller commented
Keep track of what roads the user has driven and allow them to view it on a map. This is sort of for fun and will encourage people to get out and see more parts of their state or the country so that their map can grow.