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Old 04-23-2021, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Google Maps will show most fuel efficient route

I'm not the biggest fan of just linking to other articles, but this is pretty big (in my opinion):

https://www.phonearena.com/amp/news/...ption_id131630

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Google is making a change to the algorithm used to help navigate drivers from point "A" to point "B" in the fastest time. Sometime later this year, Google will push out an update for Maps that will no longer show users by default the quickest way between two points, but will instead show the most fuel-efficient way to get to point "B" from point "A." The new algorithm will take into account fuel consumption and focus on how much gas is being spent instead of how much time is being used during an automobile outing.
I wonder how many millions or billions of gallons of fuel this will save.

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Old 04-23-2021, 09:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I predict that users will demand the old version, because it was the faster route.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why not give the user the option to pic an effivient or a fast route?
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It says "by default" which implies you can switch to the fastest route.
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I predict that users will demand the old version, because it was the faster route.

As the price of fuel increases the old version will start to wain and the more efficient route will prosper. That is however, till they start taxing the miles you drive which will make it a wash.

You’ll be paying one way or the other.

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Last I checked, the shorter route Reno to Seattle ran me down the Interstate with some portions clocking 75 mph and not considering traffic in metro areas. The faster route ran down 2 lane state highways avoiding metro areas for an hour difference at a typical 60 mph average. One can even plot a better route by hand following a straight line on a map, so there is something at issue with their algorithm. I did notice the commercials were for places along the faster route.

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They should also add lift-off points to the navigation.
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That is however, till they start taxing the miles you drive which will make it a wash.

You’ll be paying one way or the other.

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On my twice weekly 100ish mile trip the fastest route is a full 10 miles further than the most fuel efficient (and slower) route.

Road taxation via registration or mileage on private citizens should be capped with a max.

I’m fine with taxes on fuels but the police state surrounding annual registration enforcement costs billions a year and should be disbanded

If we want to increase road funds they are gonna have to figure out where it comes out of general funds since more and more people barely drive and the cost to collect will exceed any benefits they foresee.

Amazon alone got 3.4billion in out and out grants and 20billion more of tax exemptions

Seems “hard choices” need to be made by government in terms of which businesses stop getting subsidized.
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Never would’ve guessed the fastest route isn’t the most efficient. I suppose it depends on who’s driving & their techniques.

If they set up smart traffic lights to conserve momentum, emissions could be greatly reduced also. But it only works with drivers who understand the principles of fuel efficiency.

Nothing is likely to change, when even impatient 61 year old female drivers exhibit road rage and aggressive driving behavior, like this:

https://youtu.be/V69h0Ckkb3E

Impatience not only costs more fuel, but costs innocent lives, as well.

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We might not see much change in route at all.

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