Current mapping programs seek out the shortest route, either by time (accounting for traffic and speed limits) or distance. Why are these the only options though?
Unless I’m on a strict schedule, I would rather my drive take an extra few minutes, but avoid as much traffic as possible. This makes the drive much more enjoyable.
Additionally, what if I could say I had a certain amount of time and the program would find a route, with back roads, to fill that time, helping me find a scenic route? This would be great for road trips.
Shortest time and distance routing feels like it’s well polished at this point. I would love to see mapping applications experiment with other routing goals to help make our drives more enjoyable and memorable.