Economic (Green) route
We already have the fastest and shortest routes. How about the greenest routes?
Great idea, especially now when we're trying to fight global warming by saving on greenhouse gas emissions
Allow the user to define in the Settings how long he is willing to extend the trip as a result of using the Green option
I, for example, am willing to start my trip 10 minutes earlier, as long as it will be more fuel efficient
Yes agree! My duration ot the "to work" trip is almost the same with a short route (50km) and a long route using the highway (75km!!)
Waze picks allways the long route...
The economic route should be the minimum of the sum of:
The first two are objective but the third should be a parameter os user choice: how much dollars per minute you would like to pay for tolls or extra oil consumption?
Wes Bielinski commented
I agree. Waze picks the fastest route to my parents house at 23 minutes, it's 22 miles and a $0.90 toll. Taking the street it's 25 minutes, 10 miles and no toll. I burn half a gallon less of gas, half the wear and tear on my car and don't have to pay a toll for a 2 minutes longer trip. Which is the greener route?
I would love to have the "economic" route to reduce car costs which could take into account : obligatory stops, less traffic, more constant speed (less break and acceleration), highway costs, ... We can also imagine a slide where we can adapt the time vs cost !
Includes less corners, less obligatory stops, less traffic, higher speed, well conservaded roads...
Sergey Masharov commented
"Green", or "Optimal" route in my opinion should be less agressive to time or lenght of route. Now I often see the routes that offer to make a detour of several miles in order to save just a few seconds. Ideally, the ratio should be set by the Wazer. For example, one minute per mile seems reasonable weight.
Gergely Pihentagy commented
In my opinion a green route is which has the least number of stops. Stopping the car, and accelerating needs much fuel.
Yes, I agree.
Sometimes it can be nor fastest, nor shortest, maybe something in the middle, like in examples of speed and Gyula.
David Cole commented
Including your vehicle's type of fuel, such as flex fuels in the "My Waze" section could help calculate this as well.
oil is a solar battery commented
the "green" choice is immobility; Shame on you for consuming resources AND producing 'evil' CO2!
"green" non-hypocritical diet = carrion
Yes, agreed. Would be fine to see the average speeds as well!
Yes, Gyula's comment would be fine, but the most significat waze data was missing.
I guess with the informations provided, cannot make difference without speed (average).
you have to calculate with v=s/t
in this case, easy to calculate with the info
1. 35km, 30 minutes -> 70km/h
2. 18km 31 minutes -> 35 km/h
3. 15km 40 minutes -> 23 km/h
with the average speed, easy to make the best choice.
the 2. average city speed. economy...
the first is the much faster (less traffic jam, less traffic lamps)
second is optimal (or economy, name as you want)
third is the sucker road...
am i right?
The green alternative would be a route that is almost as fast as the fastest one, but is much shorter. For example, if you have three routes:
1. 35km, 30 minutes
2. 18km 31 minutes
3. 15km 40 minutes
clearly the first one is the fastest, and the third is the shortest. The second alternative could be the green one: it is only 1 minute slower but only half the distance, likely resulting in much lower fuel consumption.