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    some people are offended by outdated technology that requires one to pay for unwanted messages (sms).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

    921 votes
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      11 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Get railroads back!

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

      904 votes
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        28 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 897 votes
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          100 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  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

          891 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Avoiding roads

            Allow us to avoid certain roads alongs routes, (toll roads, construction, traffic)

            838 votes
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              51 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  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"?

              835 votes
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                256 comments  ·  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.

                820 votes
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                  55 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Waze for Trucks

                  Trucks are almost 5% of all traffic in the US (1). But there isn't a great navigation app yet. Waze should create an option / app for truckers.
                  Editors can give in the following restrictions:
                  - Closed for trucks / RV's;
                  - Closed for vehicles longer than X meter / feet;
                  - Closed for vehicles wider than X meter / feet;
                  - Closed for vehicles higher than X meter / feet;
                  - Closed for vehicles with an axle load more than X tons;
                  - Closed for vehicles heavier than X tons;
                  - Closed for trucks with hazardous substances;
                  - Closed…

                  816 votes
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                    30 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  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…

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                      17 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 803 votes
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                        50 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mirrorlink

                        Please, add Mirrorlink support!

                        785 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  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.

                          765 votes
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                            13 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  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…

                            754 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Madea

                              PLEAASSEEE bring Madea's voice to the UK Waze and not just the US one!!!

                              741 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Apple CarPlay

                                With the release of iOS10, Apple's stock apps can be removed from the CarPlay screen, including Maps. Now, there's room for Waze to reside on all of our CarPlay home screens.

                                Dear Waze, please bring your awesome nav to CarPlay. Reports have said that you're working on it, so my request is redundant. But @waze itself suggested I post here, so you know you want this too.

                                Let's send Waze some encouragement and vote for Waze on CarPlay! Thank you.

                                734 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Waze continue running in background untill it is turned off

                                  I use my phone for more than just Waze when I'm driving. Waze does not consistently run in the background when I switch to control another app (even when I'm driving on the highway at 65 mph). I'd really like to see an option in settings to keep Waze active until I manually exit. Alternatively, how about an option that keeps Waze active as long as my phone is in the car dock?

                                  732 votes
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                                    58 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • I would love to see WAZE as an option for Android Auto!!! Will Waze ever be an option on Android Auto??

                                    I would love to see WAZE as an option for Android Auto in place, or in addition to Google Maps for Android Auto!!! Will Waze ever be an option on Android Auto??

                                    721 votes
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                                      12 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to increase font size.

                                      Those of us who see distance fine but need reading glasses could use the abolity to increase street name and POI size. It's one if the reasons why I don't use Waze as often as I'd like to.
                                      Many thanks

                                      717 votes
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                                        49 comments  ·  iPhone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add car video recorder feature

                                        TL;DR It would be extremely helpful, if Waze could continuously record and store video from front facing camera.

                                        Me and many of my friends would install a car video recorder. Main functionality is to continuously record anything that happens in front of your car, storing last few hours of recorded material.

                                        There could be many uses for this. Mainly - helping in crashes, where you are not guilty, but you cannot prove that.

                                        Functionality could be minimum. An option to enable or disable continuous recording through road facing camera. Setting, which indicates - how many minutes or hours of recording…

                                        701 votes
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                                          32 comments  ·  Waze client - general  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • show street name currently on

                                          It would be great to show the name of the street you're currently on, as well as that of the next turn. Also, show the name of the street you're on when not in navigation mode.

                                          698 votes
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                                            10 comments  ·  Navigation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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