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(The Verge)   Waze adds cool new features like yelling at you when you miss a turn because you're checking your text messages   ( theverge.com) divider line
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2017-11-30 01:07:01 PM  
Does it account for motorcycle lane-splitting in CA?
 
Oak
2017-11-30 01:23:27 PM  
I don't miss the turn because I'm looking at text messages; I miss the turn because I'm three-quarters of the way through the intersection before Waze says "turn!"
 
2017-11-30 01:36:41 PM  
Still waiting for the mode where the app doesn't crash 10 miles from your destination.
 
2017-11-30 01:39:26 PM  
I'm glad to have voice command
 
2017-11-30 01:53:50 PM  
Anyone else find it weird that it can remind you to check for children in the car when you arrive? Is that such an issue they had to include it in the app???
 
2017-11-30 02:07:24 PM  

dj495ufj3: Anyone else find it weird that it can remind you to check for children in the car when you arrive? Is that such an issue they had to include it in the app???


You hear those stories every summer. If it saves a couple of babies it was worth it.

/That was a personal paranoia of mine when I was shuttling little ones.
 
2017-11-30 02:16:05 PM  
I like the Waze feature of knowing its Thursday around 7, and I go to $FOO every week, so it asks me when I open it.  I do wish it would learn my route that I take (which bypasses a bunch traffic on a highway by taking a route cutting a corner, and is a minute slower, but less stressful) and use that route.

I also wish it had a "I'm in an RV" setting for over-height vehicles.
 
2017-11-30 02:19:36 PM  

dj495ufj3: Anyone else find it weird that it can remind you to check for children in the car when you arrive? Is that such an issue they had to include it in the app???


Remember, car seats face backwards. If the baby fell asleep it's possible to forget. Good to have double and triple redundancy, remember pilots have checklists
 
2017-11-30 02:26:50 PM  
Yeah, that's what we needed, an AI assistant with sarcasm.
 
2017-11-30 02:39:23 PM  

Unobtanium: Does it account for motorcycle lane-splitting in CA?


You would think since it's specifically identifying motorcycle vs. car and collecting information from those groups separately.
 
2017-11-30 03:52:42 PM  
instead of yelling, it needs to throat punch people that text and drive.
 
2017-11-30 03:57:50 PM  

Oak: I don't miss the turn because I'm looking at text messages; I miss the turn because I'm three-quarters of the way through the intersection before Waze says "turn!"


Or that it has you skipping a couple blocks of traffic backed up at a light to get to a left turn at an intersection on the same busy street using only a stop sign.
 
2017-11-30 04:02:34 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Oak: I don't miss the turn because I'm looking at text messages; I miss the turn because I'm three-quarters of the way through the intersection before Waze says "turn!"

Or that it has you skipping a couple blocks of traffic backed up at a light to get to a left turn at an intersection on the same busy street using only a stop sign.


Not that I blame the app, but once it took me back roads in a snow storm only for me to end up at a hill that there was no way for me to climb in my car.
 
2017-11-30 04:49:11 PM  
Location "always on", so they mine my data....while feeding me ads.
 
2017-11-30 06:05:18 PM  
Would be great if they could fix the "Spotify integration" but I guess leaving an obnoxious popup on my Spotify App that crashes it if I try to decline/X out works too
 
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