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navigation problems

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by Rick James *, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. the uber app navigation isn't working today but it knows when I am getting to the fare and when I am getting to their destination. Has anyone else had this problem before? How do you rectify? I had to ask turn by turn directions from the fare and felt unprofessional for it.
     
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  2. Don’t use UBER navigation.

    Google maps of Waze.

    Make sure you have them installed on your phone and in settings you can make them the default.

    I like google maps and when I’m getting close to pickup or drop off I switch to UBER app. That’s the only time I like it, for pulling up to exact spot.
     
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  3. Alexxx_Uber

    Alexxx_Uber

    Location:
    NJ
    Exactly same
     
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  4. Seamus

    Seamus

    Location:
    New York
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yup, I do the same with waze.
     
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  5. so you guys start the ride, minimize the app, open google or waze and type in the address all before taking off? What a pain in the butt.
     
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  6. mmn

    mmn

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Driving:
    UberX
    If you set the default to Maps or Waze the Driver App will open it automatically with the destination. Then as you near the destination it will switch back to the Driver App.
     
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  7. ohhhh, I just switched it in the app. I didn't know I could do that. From Uber Navigation to Google Maps, right?
     
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  8. Alexxx_Uber

    Alexxx_Uber

    Location:
    NJ
    Change it in the app, so as soon you click navigate, the waze or google map automatically pops up ...
     
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  9. jgiun1

    jgiun1

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    The only issue with switching to Google....when a stacked ping (another ride coming in while in current one) it'll give you an alert pop up message. You'll be tapping three times to accept new ride and go back to maps, all the while, pax witnessed you breaking the law.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2018
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  10. Brian321

    Brian321

    Location:
    Boston
    I use Google Maps (Waze doesn't show you which lane you should be in, and in Boston, that's very important info).

    Yeah, except when the pax didn't drop the pin in the right spot.
     
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  11. racheljo

    racheljo

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Do uber, google maps, and/or waze show you if a street is a one way street and if so, which way it goes? Which ones show that info and which ones don't?
     
  12. True. But that doesn’t mater too much. As long as you’re at the pin, the timer starts.

    And I like google maps for the same reason.

    99% of the time they won't tell you to go down a one way.
    The other 1% we should be sharp enough to catch it if it's within the first 10 hours of driving.
     
  13. racheljo

    racheljo

    Location:
    Brooklyn
    I mean if the pickup address is on a one way street?
     
  14. You don’t have to know that it is a one way.
    It doesn’t matter.

    The gps will direct you to enter the street the correct way.

    If it ever seems like that app is taking you the long way to get to a pax when you’re so close to them, it’s probably because of a one way

    Just follow gps and like I said, 99% of the time you’ll be alright.
     
  15. Zebonkey

    Zebonkey

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Here's a crazy idea: know the area, where you are driving.
     
  16. Sorry Rick James *Rick James *

    I saw Rick and assumed you were a dude.
    I should have been nicer.

    I also would have flirted at least a little bit now that I’m seeing your pic.

    Now I feel like we need to start over
     
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  17. hahahaha. its ok. don't make consessions for me cuz I am pretty. do it cuz I am funny and charming. I also missed the comment you made.
     
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  18. dirtylee

    dirtylee

    Location:
    Dallas
    Driving:
    UberX
    I only use NAV for general directions & when I get turn by turn close. App switching is cumbersome & I already long haul via memory.
     
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