What are some factors used to calculate driving time between cities?


Quick Answer

Driving time calculators use official speed limits, actual travel time, recommended speeds and historical average speeds recorded between two cities. They make predictions based on a mix of all available driving time data.

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Users enter the departure time and the names of their source and destination cities and wait for the application’s response. The precision of the displayed driving time depends on the accuracy of the data fed to the application.

Driving time companies that have access to the best usage data provide the best driving time approximations. Traffic, weather conditions, the actual driving speed and stops during the journey introduce differences between the actual and estimated arrival time.

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