Our proprietary Driving Model is built by us from the ground up

Building the model

Our driving model uses statistical modelling techniques to predict average driving speeds for every road on the map.

  • We start by collecting a range of data sets such as OpenStreetMap and country-specific data
  • We then use data points like road type, surrounding area classification, and physical features of the road itself to determine speeds
  • Once applied to a test map, these speeds are extensively benchmarked against other providers before being set live

Using the model

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Traffic conditions

Rather than using real-time traffic data which makes consistent results hard to achieve, our driving model takes into account the time of day by operating peak and off-peak traffic conditions.

  • Peak hours are 07:00-10:00 and 16:00-19:00

For example, if you calculated a route leaving at 8am, you would get a longer journey time than for the same route leaving at 1pm, as the traffic will be modelled as heavier at this time.

Getting to the nearest road

What happens if your journey starts or ends away from the road? We’ve got that covered with our smart ‘snapping’ feature.

In reality, starting your journey away from the road means you have to start with walking, so that’s exactly what our models do. We calculate how long it would take to walk to the nearest road, and then apply this as a time penalty before the driving journey can begin.

Generating a reachable area shape

Rather than using real-time traffic data which makes consistent results hard to achieve, our driving model takes into account the time of day by operating peak and off-peak traffic conditions.

- Peak hours are 07:00-10:00 and 16:00-19:00

For example, if you calculated a route leaving at 8am, you would get a longer journey time than for the same route leaving at 1pm, as the traffic will be modelled as heavier at this time.

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