Rob Redcay

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    Rob Redcay commented  · 

    I agree and am surprised there aren't more comments / votes here. Driving while carpool eligible (in CA with two or more people, and in some cases requiring a transponder) can make the route very different.
    1. The overall route chosen by Waze and time estimation will vary for carpool-eligible trips.
    2. The individual exits (left or right) will also be different.

    Today, Waze seems to be totally oblivious to carpool/HOV lanes and eligibility. It would be a hugely valuable feature if it were able to handle carpool eligibility. Here's how it could function:

    1. On each trip, the user can answer "are you carpool eligible?" (and can turn this promoting off in account settings)
    2. If the user says "yes"
    a) the routes will factor carpool traffic into route optimization.
    b) the routes will assume user is in carpool lane and offer carpool exits instead of non-carpool exits.
    3. The user has a way to get out of carpool mode in case they are not in the lane (reverting app to the usual non-carpool mode)

    This is the #1 thing I wish Waze could add as a feature. For me, it would mean faster trips and way fewer mistakes trying to jump out of the carpool lane only to later realize I could have stayed in it. It would also alleviate the annoyance of Waze thinking I am off-route (and recalculating) when I'm actually on a carpool interchange.

    I imagine there are many others who frequently are carpool-eligible and would also appreciate it.

    Thanks for considering it!!

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