(Popular Science) It's time for vacation. Everyone piles into the car and heads over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house 488 miles away. Google says it will take you seven and a half hours to get there. Google lies.
Those seven and a half hours only account for drive time, not the stops for food and pee breaks that all long-distance road trips must include. (PSA: For a road trip activity, you can check the color of your pee because staring into a rest stop toilet is always fun! Right?)
While apps like Google Maps are starting to incorporate traffic delays into directions, that can be hard to determine hours before you leave. In the future, however, travel planning could get even better with the help of algorithms.
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