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    Brett commented  · 

    I'm pasting the text from my forum post here, since it describes in detail how this feature could work and also adds the route naming capability:

    I'd like the developers to consider allowing users to manually record (either by driving or using an online map interface) my preferred routes between common end points (i.e. my commute). Let me name the preferred routes myself. Then when evaluating routes for a commute, choose between the preferred routes if available.

    Why? Because the dynamic thing isn't working for me. I'll drive a new route many times and it still won't be considered for subsequent drives, even after asking for alternative routes. I've toiled in the map editor for too long making changes to receive no benefit--it consistently sends me on crazy routes instead of choosing the direct path.

    And, even if all of that worked, the auto-generated names for the routes that Waze comes up with are hard to interpret and I'd want the ability to name them too, if they were consistent. Like let me tell Waze at the end of a route what to name the route we just drove.

    If this change were done, then it would override all of the error prone reliance on pristine maps, intelligent detection of repeated driving patterns, etc and just let me use Waze for what I want: the fastest commute every day.

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    Brett commented  · 

    I just found this idea here. I recently wrote up a detailed post about this same concept and a thread began at the forum here: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=19855

    There I learned that Waze doesn't actually learn routes and never has, despite advertising this feature (still) on the "Routes" screen in the app (i.e. when you click on "Routes" to see alternatives to the current route). That makes this feature that much more valuable.

    Also note there is another similar idea here: http://waze.uservoice.com/forums/59225-map-editor-and-waze-com-website/suggestions/2780846-easy-record-or-save-my-preferred-route-now-my-pre

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