View Full Version : Needs better lane navigation and toll handling

04.01.2015, 20:08
On some highways there are parts where it forks into three or more roads at roughly the same time. In these situations skobbler (or whatever this app is called) continues only giving you directional information, like "turn slight left" – even though two of the roads go slightly to the left. I've only been using the app for a few days now and I've already taken the wrong branch three times, mostly due to this issue.

Also, for some reason the app models toll booth areas as a 10-way fork in the road, then arbitrarily picks one of the roads (lanes) and demands that you take that one. The app clearly understands that there's a toll there, so it should adjust its logic to allow you to take any lane.

(and yes, it still only says "turn slight left" when it actually wanted you to take the fifth lane from the right)

11.01.2015, 21:25
Yes, this is extremely annoying. Sometimes these 3-road-forks are not really good marked in reality, so relying on the guidance from the navigation app would be great. Even an 8-year-old cheap Navigon can do it better ...

In my opinion Scout can make a giant leap ahead when supporting turn lane assistance like TomTom, Navigon, Sygic or Osmand. The first three options are far more expensive, Osmand is lacking acceptable performance - so there is a great chance to get number one in the full-feature-onboard-navigation-app market regarding price/feature-ratio.

16.01.2015, 12:48
This of course also depends on OSM map data. However, might be good if app does not react to those lanes before a toll booth - or if an own OSM tag (highway=motorway, motorway_type=toll_lane) could be created that allows Scout to ignore these lanes.

As for the turn forks, guess here the OSM destination function (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:destination) would work together with speech engine implementation. Thus, the app would say: "turn in direction XXX". Anything planned here?