Time zone adjustment
Waze should adjust ETA to the local time when destination is a different time zone. When you leave Phoenix for southwest CO, for example, the ETA should be in mountain time, not AZ time. Currently, the ETA only adjusts when your phone automatically adjusts as you cross the time zone. It would be nice to know drive time is 6 hours, but ETA is 7 hours due to time change.
Please note we're changing the status of this suggestion to Not right now, since we finalized our plans for 2023 and this idea won't be implemented this year.
We hope to have it included in our plans for later years and will keep you posted.
You should show the destination time in the destination time zone. We will have to switch to Apple Maps since this has happened to us before. I am not sure if Google is not allowing Waze to update, but it is ridiculous you cannot change this for 2023!
Please consider adding. I just realized the time change wasn't considered. Almost drove to a funeral arriving 2 hours early unintentionally. This would increase clarity and confidence in arrive time. 🙏🏾
Sam Bass commented
You mean you are working on adding 4 lines of code???
Eddie Emch commented
This is the only reason I can't use Waze
Just happened to me. While driving from CST to EDT we wondered if the arrival time took this into account. Another passenger opened Google maps and put in the same destination and IT DID add the hour. So going forward I will be using Google maps when driving across time zones.
For all the cool things Waze does, this one is so basic and needed. At very least add a reminder or notification that time zone is not factored in so we are aware and not arriving late to places! This has caught us off guard a few times and is frustrating.
Kelly Wills commented
Have app adjust and project leaving and arrival times per time zones
How can you not have this feature when it is one of the most important things for business travelers to know?
Brian Bezanson commented
This affected our trip and destination tour today. We were late by an hour and needed to reschedule.
Darla Sutton commented
I travel across time zones frequently for work and this is an issue for me.
Baby M commented
I remembered why I stopped using Waze when I traveled across time zones. Only, I remembered AFTER I was late getting somewhere. I planned my trip the night before and was STILL late because WAZE didn’t factor the time change (cst to est).
I wish you would either fix this issue, have an alert pop up when the trip is crossing time zones or put the time zone in the arrival time so those of us that plan to leave ahead of time aren’t missing important events or work.
Greg VanSickle commented
Brian Bonselaar commented
The easiest temporary solution would be to add the time zone (EST, CST, MTN...) to the departure and arrival times listed. This would make it so you can easily see what your looking at and make the proper adjustments to departure times.
It would also be helpful if there were a banner or alert in the planned drive section warning about this.
Psychotic Elf commented
This would be incredibly helpful cuz I run into this same issue all the time!
Tilghman Lesher commented
Since this has worked so long one way, it might introduce problems to suddenly change it. Here's my recommendation for fixing this. In any route that crosses a time zone boundary (or which includes a "trigger" tile that indicates that the time zone may be uncertain), simply append the time zone to the expected arrival time.
As the time and time zone will change when the user switches cellular towers to one in the different time zone, the expected arrival time will always be valid, in that users can make the adjustment, when they see that the "wrong" time zone is used, without confusing users who already knew that they needed to make an adjustment.
Jim Richardson commented
I regularly travel between Indiana and Illinois. It would be great to not have to constantly do the math to know what time I will be arriving.
Tom Schmidt commented
Garmin GPS did this 10 years ago, why can't a tech app do the same?
Would love this option.
Jason Brown commented
Melanie Cavazo commented
This is a no brainer!! Airlines do it and so should all gps.