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  1. Additional camera types, with names and TTS defined by community

    July 2020, Waze has three camera types: speed, red light, dummy. It is clear talking to different community leaders that the requirements for specific cameras vary from country to country. Thus, we are asking for the ability to add new camera types per country, with the ability to input into text to speech (TTS), and on/off toggle alert in the app. These could be provided by form, similar to new gas station brands, etc. by a country's leadership.

    Alternatively, collect a list of camera types from the communities to create a long list, and allow countries to turn them on/off…

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  2. [Request] Allow to make streets two way temporarily

    Allow to make streets two way temporarily, like closures, but the other way around.
    Sometimes construction works require you to open another street and turns. And you cannot do this in time by editing map. You can close the streets, but you cant OPEN the streets for some time. I mean one way or with restricted turns.
    So we need an option to temporarily bypass one way setting and closed turns penalty. This may be called Openers :)

    By: Olestas
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=194260

    101 votes
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  3. UR Reply via Email

    This is slightly outside the scope of WME Beta, but in general about our ability to provide a better service for end users.

    Allow users to reply to URs via email. Many support systems allow this, and in most cases, the process is fairly simple. The process might be as follows:


    • User submits a request/issue from the app while they drive

    • We (editors) get a pin on the map with submitted details as before

    • User gets an email with a unique response email address (something like 8766123133@requests.waze.com)

    • User gets instructions on how to view the map issue they submitted
    100 votes
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    Hey jangliss,

    Thank you very much for this detailed suggestion.
    Currently there is a lot of work around communication between the WME and the client (the app), to find how best should be handled.

    We will do our best to share some more details about it in the near future.

    At this point this is currently not planned, and therefore won’t move to our back log.

    If any thing in this direction will be changed, we will update accordingly.

    Best,
    Hezi

  4. Allow link RPP and Google addresses

    Why we can link POI but can't link addresses?
    We have a lot of problem with google addresses and have to use different hacks for it.
    I suggest add function linking RPP and Google addresses like in POIs

    88 votes
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  5. Include Lane Guidance with URs in purple provided route

    Currently when we get a UR, we can see what primary instructions were given to users at junctions. Now that we have lanes, it would be helpful in diagnosing problematic lane configurations if we could see what lane guidance information was presented to the user as well.

    By: alexs001
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=306981

    76 votes
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  6. Internal editor Notes on User Reports

    Give editors the ability to enter Notes onto User Reports without these going to the reporters themselves.

    This will allow us to leave messages for other map editors without the reporter being notified, for example, Please leave open - due to a Waze developer investigation, Please leave open for a pending site survey, etc.

    It may also give us the ability to for to use for an internal conversation about the report that the reporter doesn't need to know about.

    Yes, I know we have Map Comments, but having the ability to do this directly on the report would make…

    73 votes
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  7. TR Closure mechanism

    It may be difficult to implement, but a Time-Based-Turn-Closure would be really helpful during construction works. How many times are you obliged to UNKISS segments because crossing through the roadworks is not allowed? So like a closure mechanism but then on node TR.

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  8. Automatically send UR reminders and mark as 'not identified' if no reply

    User Reports (URs) come in by the truckload. Despite a message from an investigating editor, only 10% of URs will receive a reply. This represents a significant amount of time by editors, particularly senior editors managing large areas, to the manual handling of individual URs. Since 90% of the URs result in the same process, help us streamline and automated it so we can focus our valuable time on productive investigations and edits that will value add to Waze.

    I propose an additional tick box under "Follow conversation" that says along the lines "Auto reminder and mark as not identified."

    56 votes
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  9. Notify if place is closed when starting a route

    Google Maps will notify you when you begin a route if the place you are going to is closed. Can this function be added to Waze?

    47 votes
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  10. Addition of a road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road

    It is suggested to add one more road type: Dangerous or Unsafe road. This type will be used for example when it is a very steep or winding or bumpy road, or a road on the edge of an abyss.
    The time it takes to pass the road in such cases is not the only parameter that counts.
    It is suggested that the "penalty" for passing such a road will be proportional to its length. For example 1 minute for every 100m.

    46 votes
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  11. Add closures to new segments

    It would be really great if we could add closures to segments just after creating them. Currently that's not possible. In this case, once the segments are built into the map, the closures would be added to them automatically

    Why?

    Sometimes city administrations make few changes in the traffic by creating new roads. The problem is that most of the times (at least where I live) we don't know exactly when those roads will be released. In addition, map build may delay.

    So, as soon as we know a new road will be built, we can create it on WME…

    44 votes
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  12. Keep previous history for merged/split segments

    Hello!

    I think it would be very helpful if segment history included data from previous "iterations" of that segment, when a segment was created by merge or split.

    Right now, the history starts anew any time there is a new segment ID, but I would imagine it should be fairly trivial to develop a backend mechanism that, any time a segment is split or merged, merges the history of the previous segment ID into the new segment's history.

    This is useful not only diagnostically but also to catch cheaters on the map, who today can split and merge segments at…

    43 votes
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  13. Add manual lock level to Junction Boxes

    Currently, Junction Boxes do not have a controllable lock level. From the look of it, the lock level displayed is the minimum level for the country that can edit a JB. For example, in the UK only L5+ editors can edit JBs, so all JBs show auto(5) in WME.

    With various changes that HQ are making into WME and the app, it seems to me that they expect a massive increase in JBs over time. U-turn prevention, junction modification for Falcon are just some of the things for which the answer often seems to be "use a JB".

    I'm not…

    39 votes
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  14. Subscribe to segment

    It may be nice for us to be able to "subscribe" to a segment ID, not sure if it should be rank locked or not.

    Basically, add a check box on a segments panel to subscribe to changes of the segment.

    When subscribed to a segment, if a change is made to a segment the subscriber gets an email notification that their segment has had changes (and of course provide a PL)

    Among other possible uses, it could be used to get notification if someone makes a change to a segment that is part of the Toll Price feature.

    by…

    37 votes
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  15. Permit Alphanumeric Prefix in RPP HN

    App users can create RPPs with alphanumeric prefixes but WME allows neither the creation, nor editing of RPPs containing them.

    Suggest at least allowing N, S, E, W prefixes on HN portion of an RPP to pass checks on save.

    In Wisconsin, a large part of the state's addresses use alphanumeric HNs.

    36 votes
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  16. Add a button to refresh page where you are

    Hi

    With latest Beta, we're missing the old permalink button (on button right) that allowed us to refresh the entire page staying at our location.

    If you F5 you refresh the page but move to the url location.

    Only actual possiblity is to copy paste the actual permalink.

    Thanks

    36 votes
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  17. Forests in separate layer

    Forests are nice on map, but they can be really annoying when dealing with segments beneath them. Large area places can also make some slower computers struggle while editing the map.
    So the suggestion would be to have a possibility to turn off forests while keeping all other places visible. Just like we have parking lots.

    36 votes
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  18. Add an item under the Place menu for Residential Point Place

    Right now, to add an RPP one must select a place type (other than residential) and then click to convert to residential. The vast majority of PPs I add are RPPs and this adds an unnecessary step. This should be simple to add, with no downside.

    35 votes
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  19. Sunrise/sunset vs absolute times for restrictions

    Some roads have driving restrictions based on the local sunrise/sunset times, which are difficult to map even somewhat accurately as a series of consecutive restrictions with absolute start/end times.

    Being able to set a single year-round restriction using a "sunrise" or "sunset" option to set the start/end times, and leaving it up to the routing server to determine what the actual start/end times are for each restriction based on the current date and coordinates of the restricted segments, could therefore be useful.

    by Twister-UK
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300153

    34 votes
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    Hey,

    We have looked at this suggestion, and in order to make some decisions about it, would like to kindly ask you to provide us with more data about it.

    Please share some examples for when and where this restrictions apply? (use cases)

    And any country you know relevant for it.

    Thanks!

  20. [Segment Attribute Request] Treat 2 Way as Divided

    I would like to have the ability to draw a single 2-way segment but be able to mark it as divided so it does not say you have arrived until on correct side of road. Sometimes you may have a segment that may not really need to be divided into 2 One-Way segments but if you want routing to offer the correct directions you would have to divide the segments. In my picture below, the red line shows what Waze currently does (it says you have arrived as you pass the house) The green line shows what it should be…

    32 votes
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