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  1. Sound alerts before police and radar

    I think that having a sound ringing before radar or police could help us. That's better than looking to the phone to see what's on infront. That's would give a safty driving and a secure alert.
    That's important for me
    I hope you'll do that.

    939 votes
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      22 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • accept GPS coordinates as destination

      Most apps which derive GPS. location express numerically as

      latitude comma longitude

      please accept each with decimal precision to 19 digits

      also add logic to accept paranthetic coordinates

      936 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add option to prefer beautiful way (scenery) over short/fast way

        When on a trip we sometimes prefer a beautiful way (view, atmosphere, interesting villages etc.) over the short/fast one. (I noticed that on our last trip abroad).

        928 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • send XMPP message when nearing destination (Jabber)

          some people are offended by outdated technology that requires one to pay for unwanted messages (sms).

          It is beyond inane to use sms on a smartphone when XMPP is far more featured, FREE, secure.

          Waze could further advertise the service with its own XMPP server. This would facilitate such messages, enhance social features, and expand the wondedful world of federation. Prosody and Tigase are great server options.

          http://wiki.xmpp.org

          890 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Other Side Reporting

            You used to have "Other Side of Road" for reporting. It was *AWESOME* and I used to report vehicles on the other side on the shoulder, and appreciated getting the notification about that. It's only available with the Police now; please bring that back. Why did you take it away?

            876 votes
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              42 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • use Jingle to send short audio blurbs to others

              for friends and group subscriptions leave an audio blurb on the map or associated with a report

              852 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mirrorlink Please!

                Please add Mirrorlink support.

                845 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a traffic bar to map

                  Have a "Traffic Bar" that appear in the routes screen overlayed on the main map.
                  add a car to the bar that moves along with your journeys completion.
                  So when you are 85 percent home, the car has moved 85 percent up the bar.

                  Also when the Bar-Car (Maybe we should think of a better name) gets near an event an audible alert gets triggered, like when you near a Cop it could say “Oh cock, its the Rozzers!” Or just “Police reported ahead”) Or when you are near a obstacle on road you could be warned – e.g. “Johnny…

                  839 votes
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                    under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Get railroads back!

                    I'd like to have railroads shown on the client with white-black dashed line.

                    826 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow the ability to specify the location of a report.

                      When reporting an issue, crash, traffic jam, fire, Police activity, the system only gives you the option to report on the road you are on. So for example, if you are at an interchange where you can see the activity on a highway or interstate, but you are not on that road, you can't actually report it properly. Maybe it can be set up that you make a report, and like in google maps, you have a pin dropped on the map that you can move to the correct location, if where you are is not the location of the…

                      794 votes
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                        35 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make waze tolerant of intermittent network connectivity

                        Waze relies on a network connection when in use. Many areas I drive in have poor or intermittent network connectivity. Please make the Waze client more tolerant of poor network connections by caching more data of the surrounding map and allow journey data (including new roads) to be cached on the client and uploaded at a later time. Not all areas can rely on good 3G/UMTS network connectivity

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                          17 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support CarPlay Integration

                          Now that CarPlay is live on Pioneer head units, when will Waze support CarPlay integration? I really don't want to switch to Apple Maps, but the CarPlay system can't be beat, even by Waze.

                          742 votes
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                            21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Speeding alert for drivers

                            Waze should make a sound to alert the driver when they are speeding.

                            Waze already shows you how fast you are currently driving, and it knows everything about the road you are on, so it should be simple to compare your speed to the listed speed of the road.

                            Waze has always been about saving time and money for Wazers, and about creating features to attract and keep people on their service. This allows Waze to on-sell quality map data to other businesses, such as Apple. Many other SatNav clients have speeding alerts to save the driver from getting a…

                            734 votes
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                              16 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Don't want to have to allow access to my contacts to share a drive

                              In the new version, I can't enter an address or number anymore...and I'd really prefer not to sign over my entire contact list to waze. Can you reinstitute the message/email options in "share my drive"?

                              690 votes
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                                244 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • iOS version - Please add the display of the maximum speed limit.

                                The user should always see the maximum allowed speed, so he won't exceed it.

                                688 votes
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                                  13 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • disable popups

                                  Please provide the means to disable popups. I like the flags. The popups block half the screen, are irrelevant, and recenter the map.

                                  683 votes
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                                    38 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • track buddy

                                    Ability to be buddies with other wazers, and track them. If they want to have a multiple car roadtrip, they would always be able to find eachother

                                    672 votes
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                                      planned  ·  17 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • expose intents

                                      for all clients expose an API

                                      for Android expose:

                                      • intents
                                      • broadcast intents
                                      • application shortcuts

                                      for the slightly savvier user this allows accelerated navigation by macro (Tasker, Llama, OmniDroid, et al)

                                      API allows for similar macro- or automation apps on iOS (ipad, iPhone), windows mobile, other platforms surely

                                      instead of

                                      ° load waze
                                      ° click or swipe to open navigate to UI
                                      ° search for address
                                      ° select match
                                      ° go
                                      ° pick route

                                      the macro app could accomplish this in

                                      ONE click

                                      this is employing merely one of a panoply of time saving waze measures

                                      add to…

                                      653 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Waze response to suggestions

                                        There are currently 31 suggestions with more than 500 votes.
                                        Only 11 have an answer from Waze and some of those have been in the suggestion box since the year 2010.

                                        Can Waze show more involvement with the community suggestions by trying to respond to all suggestions that reach 500-1000 (higher?) suggestions?

                                        "No" or "Not planned" is an acceptable answer as it is BETTER than no answer at all.

                                        Thank you

                                        609 votes
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                                          under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tasker intergration

                                          Tasker is a automation system for Android based on profiles that contains states and actions.

                                          For instance when Tasker sees the bluetooth in my car it begins to reject most calls, reads texts aloud me, and sends a automated reply. Currently that reply just says I will get back to them when I reach my destination. Waze knows that destination and my ETA. I would like to send that in the automated texts. I would also like for Tasker to be able to tell Waze a destination. Using this info it would also be possible for Tasker to do events…

                                          596 votes
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                                            23 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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