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. In a single motion, you can determine how the route will lead, adjusting the routes you choose to suit your current needs. This is because there is no universal type of route that will be ideal for every situation, although each will lead you to your destination just as effectively. The difference is in the type of roads you choose and whether the ride suits you.
Shortest travel time to destination
It allows you to drive a designated route in the shortest possible time. It takes full advantage of the AM'Traffic system, which is information about the current traffic volume. It happens that with such a setting, the application leads through worse roads, because in heavy traffic they are often passed faster. So this will not always be the best solution for us, it is important to be aware of this. This type of route is recommended when avoiding traffic jams and in cities, with heavy traffic, when you care about time.
Balance between distance and time
The designated route will take into account the parameters of the Fast and Short routes, i.e. both the capacity of each road based on AM'Traffic data and the length of the route. For this reason, like the Fast route, it can take roads of a lower category, but passable. This is a good everyday solution, a possibly fast route without putting on too many kilometers.
Avoiding difficult manoeuvres
This route allows you to drive as simply as possible, reducing more difficult maneuvers as much as possible. When determining the route, the application tries to avoid left turns as much as possible, and avoids U-turns and traffic circles. When selecting roads, priority is given to roads of the highest possible category over time and speed. This route is recommended for drivers for whom, for example, turning left at a major intersection causes stress.
Leading the way on major roads
This type of route will primarily take us along roads of the highest possible category, i.e. highways, expressways and major arterials. In this case, AM'Traffic information, i.e. traffic volume, is not of primary importance, but as much as possible is also taken into account. On the one hand, it's an ideal route for anyone who values convenient travel. On the other hand, it is highly recommended when road conditions are difficult (such as 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 possible route you can take from A to B, even if it takes longer - AM'Traffic, or traffic volume, is not taken into account. Choose this type of route if you absolutely care about reducing the kilometers traveled.
Shortest way to destination on side roads
With this choice, the mapped route will be as short as possible and will take into account the category of roads, the opposite of the Safe Route - major roads will be avoided, which means that AutoMapa can guide on sections of lower category roads including dirt roads. This can be a challenge, we recommend using a 4x4 vehicle. Important: this option will appear only for routes shorter than 130 km.
Shortest access by road
The mapped route does not take into account street directions, no-entry signs and other roadblocks. The option is useful if you are traveling on foot or by bicycle. It does not take either international roads or highways. The maximum length of the Pedestrian route is about 130 km, but I guess no one plans to walk that much....
To the destination in a straight line
In this option, the designated route will lead directly to the destination, in a straight line, regardless of the terrain. Such a route does not use the road network. Pilots use this setting most often, but it can also be useful for walking or cycling on azimuth, through undeveloped areas, and sailing.