Types of route
When you're mapping out a route to a destination or multiple destinations, one of the more useful attributes is its type. With it, you can adjust how the route will lead in one motion, tailoring it to your current needs. This is because there is no universal route type that will be perfect for every situation, although each will lead equally effectively to your destination. The difference is in what routes are chosen and, as a result, how successful the ride will be.
Shortest travel time to destination
Allows you to drive a set route in the shortest possible time. It makes full use of the AM'Traffic system, i.e. information about the current traffic volume. It happens that with this setting, the application leads through worse roads, because in heavy traffic they are often passable faster. This will not always be the best solution for you, so be aware of that. This type of route is recommended when avoiding traffic jams and in cities, in heavy traffic, when you care about time.
Balance between distance and time
The mapped route will take into account the parameters of the Fast and Short routes, i.e. it will take into account both the capacity of the individual roads and the total length of the route. And information from the AM'Traffic system, i.e. the current traffic situation. For this reason, just like the Fast route, it can be routed along roads of lower category but faster traveled. This is a good solution for everyday use, as it is quick as possible without adding too many kilometres.
Avoiding difficult manoeuvres
This route allows you to drive as simply as possible, reducing more difficult manoeuvres as much as possible. When calculating the route, the application tries to avoid left turns as much as possible, and avoids U-turns and roundabouts. When choosing routes, priority over time and speed is given to roads of the highest category possible. We recommend this route for drivers who are stressed out by, for example, turning left at a major junction.
Leading the way on major roads
This type of route will primarily lead us along roads of the highest category, i.e. motorways, expressways and large arterial roads. In this case, AM'Traffic information is not of primary importance, but is also taken into account as far as possible. On the one hand, this route is ideal for anyone who appreciates comfortable travel. On the other, it is highly recommended when road conditions are difficult (e.g. snowstorms) and there is justification for sticking to main, wide roads. It can also be useful at night when we prefer to avoid dark alleys.
The shortest way to your destination on good roads
It takes the shortest route possible to get from A to B, even if it takes longer - AM'Traffic' is not taken into account. Importantly, this type of route, as opposed to the Off-road route, avoids taking roads of the lowest, or usually not the best, category. Choose this route type if you absolutely want to limit the number of kilometres you can travel.
The shortest way to your destination on all roads
With this choice, the mapped route will be as short as possible and will not take into account the road category, which means that AutoMapa can lead the user along sections of roads of lower categories, including dirt roads. This can be a challenge; we recommend using 4x4 drive. Important: this route option will only appear for a distance of less than 130 km.
Shortest access by road
The mapped route does not take into account street directions, entry bans or road categories. This option is useful when travelling on foot or by bike. It does not lead along international roads or motorways. The maximum length of the walking route is about 130 km, but probably no one plans to walk that much...
To the destination in a straight line
In this option, the mapped route will lead directly to the destination, in a straight line, regardless of the terrain. This route does not use the road network. This setting is most often used by pilots, but can also be useful when walking or cycling on azimuth, in undeveloped areas, or sailing on water.