I would like to see a pickup staging option for ride share and taxi drivers.
As a recent UBER driver, I find WAZE an invaluable tool, as it integrates as a navigator right into their system so I do not have to enter the address manually. I have been using waze since it has been introduced here in Minneapolis, and threw away my old nav systems... Here is an improvement I'd like to see. I would like the option to add a stop to the current address(without having to do it manually), 2 addresses back from the stop, on the same side of the street. Call it a staging stop. That way I am on the same side as my pickup, where I can view the door and watch for them, while not blocking the business or residence entrance for other people that have called cars. When they step out, I can swoop in and pick them up instantly, and since I see them as I am coming in, I can even stop, get out and open the door for them. This would be really handy in inclement weather when there are many people waiting for pickups. Cars waiting back from the door until they see there riders. Often times with uber, they are notified as I am pulling up, then I wait there blocking, sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes 30 seconds... I don't want to pull away and back around the block, for fear of missing them, and therefore upsetting them.