Setting the Weather-Related Travel Coefficients and Time of the Day Slowdown
Route4Me provides integrated weather notification services to ensure accurate estimations of the route duration that may be influenced by the weather conditions in a specific area. Route4Me also advises taking into account the time of the day coefficient due to the differences in traffic volume during different hours of the day.
After the geocoding process, the Weather Notifications are activated automatically in case the integrated weather services detect the conditions that may influence the route’s duration (e.g. heavy rains, blizzards, etc.). To make the estimated travel time of the route more precise, adjust the “Service Time slowdown” and “Travel Time slowdown” respectively.
To adjust the “Travel Time slowdown,” click on the corresponding drop-down menu and select the approximate slowdown percentage. Select “Don’t Change” to disable “Travel Time slowdown.”
NOTE: The time of the day coefficient should be taken into account and defined manually when adjusting the “Service Time slowdown” and “Travel Time slowdown.” Depending on the location of the route, during certain hours of the day, roads may be busier due to the differences in traffic volume.
- Click “Apply Changes” for the selected “Service Time slowdown” and “Travel Time slowdown” to take effect and finish planning the route;
- Click “Skip/Continue” to disable Weather Notification coefficient and finish planning the route;
- Click “Cancel/Edit Settings” to return and adjust the setting of the route.