Normalmente se cree que, para tener un planificador de rutas eficiente, se necesita un programa informático de alto presupuesto. Sin embargo, puedes tener la solución aquí mismo, en tu smartphone u ordenador. Basta con abrir Google e ir a su apartado Maps.
We are talking specifically about its route planner function and, relatively recently, adding stops to that path. It's not exactly new because it was created in 2016, but it can be of great use for delivery routes.
Tips for using the route planner
If you want to know how to get the most out of this familiar route planner, here are the tips that may be useful:
1. Set departure time or arrival time.
Most users who open the application create their route based on the actual time. However, Google Maps also gives us the option to change the date of departure or arrival, giving us room to start planning and arrive on time.
This proves to be very advantageous to get more information about certain roads and highways on which we may encounter setbacks more frequently. Apart from the fact that all possible routes are known in advance by means of the route planner.
2. Use several stops
Not only can routes be created from point A to point B, but it is possible to add multiple stops along the way and optimize in the process.
Although this function is widely used by tourists who want to make a customized tour, it is also very useful for transport and logistics. In this way, additional drop-off and pick-up stops can be added to generate the best delivery route.
3. Consult regular or real time traffic
Once the route is prepared, additional information may appear that can be very helpful. The traffic consultation on the routes may be one of the most useful tools of this application.
The traffic level is colored from green (very little traffic) to dark red (a lot of traffic) to better interpret the main routes and other alternatives.
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