Store reports created offline for short period. I.E. Police reports and accidents, see comments
I travel a lot in weak cell service areas on major interstates. I will see an accident or Police situation when I have GPS but not network it says sorry you can't report do it later. However it might be 5 or 10 miles down the road before I can then the event isn't in the right location. Suggest storing the location information along with the time so that when network returns it can be posted.
nclude Speed trap please!!!
Include Speed trap please!!!
Leonardo Luarte González commented
One other thing! Fog.
There are several places of the highway that don't get good coverage. That doesn't mean stuff happens there.
So imagine there is fog or an accident in the road, its better to report it and sending it later (counting that you have the position and report time) so other people which haven't arrived to the accident yet can be awere of the situation.
I would spend my 1000 votes just on this feature.
Leonardo Luarte González commented
While driving it is very hard to make a report, it has to be as fast as possible so it can be accurate and safe for drivers.
But, if you somehow manage to lose signal when that happens, you can't collaborate.
Jeff Richardson commented
Also add to this by allowing me to adjust the report(s) (that I reported earlier), (via my phone, don't have a computer to edit the road closure when I stop moving).
Dive Redang commented
Agreed. On the recent flood event in Malaysia, not only were some roads inaccessible but where those roads were inaccessible there was no network coverage. This would help a lot especially when travelling through rural areas....
Gergely Pihentagy commented
Yes, yes, "Please try again later" is not a valid option. It shows the lazyness of the programmers. Heck, all data is available, let waze do the uploading, I don't care when, and how. I will not stay there, and re-report it, I will keep going, so there is no second chance for manual report!
Bernd Khalil commented
Waze simply needs a robust report queuing system, where every report is stored and the client then sends it out when it can.
This way, Waze can
a) stop obscuring the map while it is sending, which can take time with poor reception,
and b) avoid this non-sense of "Please try again later".
I don't believe that Wazers need the instant gratification of seeing points rewarded immediately on hitting "Send".
Dmitry Yakimov commented
Sometimes I need to set a flag for camera or for error and I cannot do it because there is no internet in the current location
This definitely needs addressing. What point is the "please try again later" message? If I'm on a two hour journey and report a police presence, an hour or so later I'm not going to remember where I was to report it again. As previously mentioned, waze should temporarily store the report until signal is regained and then post it.
Juvescent Joys commented
waze now allows this but ONLY ONE report
it should allow multiple queued
AND THEN NOT squelch users for rapid submissions
Dennis Pidduck commented
I have this issue too, particularly in one rather dangerous mountain pass. I cannot report dangerous conditions (i.e., stopped vehicles...there are no shoulders) or accidents because I don't have a network connection. My connection isn't re-established until I'm about five miles away. Also, on a recent trip to Lake Havasu there were many stretches without cellular coverage...and I couldn't report anything.
the Trapster app allows you to place the alert push pin. So you hit alert and the push pin appears you can drap the map to place the pin at the position of the alert.
Alexander Lifanov commented
I think it will be better to improve the procedure of resending the report after cell reconnect.
Or, the distance from messager's location to report's location should be limited (for example) 1 mile. I do not want to see garbage reports in my area, which are made from anothe side of the world.
William K commented
It should allow you to edit the location, because even when I do have service, it takes time to take the phone out, and get to the app. 30 seconds down the road can sometimes be over half a mile away! The least it could do is mark the spot at the location the report button was pressed.