Difference between revisions of "Routing penalties/Controlling U-turn penalties"

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{{anchor|Avoiding U turns|Avoiding U turns in box and partial box intersections}}
 
{{anchor|Avoiding U turns|Avoiding U turns in box and partial box intersections}}
 
{{Mbox|type=forum|text=For the latest discussion on this section please visit [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=108731 the wiki forum thread].}}
 
{{Mbox|type=forum|text=For the latest discussion on this section please visit [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=108731 the wiki forum thread].}}
{{Mbox|type=important|text=It is possible for this method to fail to prevent a U-turn when it is the first segment of a route or reroute. If you observe this method to fail when it is implemented properly, please report it in [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=994385#p994385 this forum thread]}}
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The Waze routing algorithm assesses a [[Routing penalties#Road_configurations|penalty]] for a double left or right turn, which can be used to prevent U-turns at box- (#) and H-style intersections on divided and parallel roads.
 
The Waze routing algorithm assesses a [[Routing penalties#Road_configurations|penalty]] for a double left or right turn, which can be used to prevent U-turns at box- (#) and H-style intersections on divided and parallel roads.
 
  
 
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# The length of the median segment is shorter than 15 m (49.21 feet)
 
# The length of the median segment is shorter than 15 m (49.21 feet)
 
# The incoming and outgoing segments are  [[#Checking for parallel segments|within ±5° of parallel]] to each other
 
# The incoming and outgoing segments are  [[#Checking for parallel segments|within ±5° of parallel]] to each other
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* To allow median U-turns in both directions, break condition #2 by making the median segment longer than 15 m (49.21 ft)
 
* To allow median U-turns in both directions, break condition #2 by making the median segment longer than 15 m (49.21 ft)
 
* To selectively allow a U-turn from only one direction, first setup U-turn prevention as you would for both directions. For the side where U-turns are allowed, make the incoming and outgoing segments sufficiently [[#Checking for parallel segments|non-parallel]]. (Tip: consider using a [[Glossary#mDL|Micro-dogleg]] to discreetly tweak the angle without affecting appearance)
 
* To selectively allow a U-turn from only one direction, first setup U-turn prevention as you would for both directions. For the side where U-turns are allowed, make the incoming and outgoing segments sufficiently [[#Checking for parallel segments|non-parallel]]. (Tip: consider using a [[Glossary#mDL|Micro-dogleg]] to discreetly tweak the angle without affecting appearance)
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Angles can be easily checked with the [[Scripts#WME_Junction_Angle_info|Junction Angle Info]] script add-on, which can be set to report absolute angles or [[How_Waze_determines_turn_/_keep_/_exit_maneuvers|turn angles]] ("departure"). For the purpose of determining parallelism, summing either measurements will work.
 
Angles can be easily checked with the [[Scripts#WME_Junction_Angle_info|Junction Angle Info]] script add-on, which can be set to report absolute angles or [[How_Waze_determines_turn_/_keep_/_exit_maneuvers|turn angles]] ("departure"). For the purpose of determining parallelism, summing either measurements will work.
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However, if the median segment has geometry nodes and is not straight, it cannot be used as a reference. In this case, temporarily add a straight segment to the same junctions as the existing curved median. Check the angles using this straight median and delete when done.
 
However, if the median segment has geometry nodes and is not straight, it cannot be used as a reference. In this case, temporarily add a straight segment to the same junctions as the existing curved median. Check the angles using this straight median and delete when done.
 
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Revision as of 20:55, 24 August 2015

Median U-turn penalty link to this section

For the latest discussion on this section please visit the wiki forum thread.
U-turn Roads.png

The Waze routing algorithm assesses a penalty for a double left or right turn, which can be used to prevent U-turns at box- (#) and H-style intersections on divided and parallel roads.

Preventing median U-turns link to this section

A large U-turn penalty is applied for a double left/right turn when all three of the conditions below are met:

  1. The U-turn is composed of an incoming segment, a single median segment, and an outgoing segment
  2. The length of the median segment is shorter than 15 m (49.21 feet)
  3. The incoming and outgoing segments are within ±5° of parallel to each other


It is possible for this method to fail to prevent a U-turn when it is the first segment of a route or reroute. If you observe this method to fail when it is implemented properly, please report it in this forum thread


Allowing median U-turns link to this section

To allow a double left/right turn through a median segment, break any one of the above criteria.
For example:

  • To allow median U-turns in both directions, break condition #2 by making the median segment longer than 15 m (49.21 ft)
  • To selectively allow a U-turn from only one direction, first setup U-turn prevention as you would for both directions. For the side where U-turns are allowed, make the incoming and outgoing segments sufficiently non-parallel. (Tip: consider using a Micro-dogleg to discreetly tweak the angle without affecting appearance)


Checking for parallel incoming and outgoing segments link to this section

Condition #3 for U-turn prevention requires the incoming and outgoing segments to be within ±5º of parallel to each other. These two segments are considered parallel if their angles with respect to a straight median segment sum to 180±5º (i.e, between 175º and 185º).

Angles can be easily checked with the Junction Angle Info script add-on, which can be set to report absolute angles or turn angles ("departure"). For the purpose of determining parallelism, summing either measurements will work.

U-turn Parallel Check Straight.png


However, if the median segment has geometry nodes and is not straight, it cannot be used as a reference. In this case, temporarily add a straight segment to the same junctions as the existing curved median. Check the angles using this straight median and delete when done.

U-turn Parallel Check Curved.png