Sat Navs could have algorithms changed to end use of rat runs

It’s reported Sat Nav companies are looking to change the way they calculate routes to stop minor roads being used to avoid congested main routes.

Sat-nav provider TomTom says it is set to change how the algorithm, with other providers such as Google and Waze doing so to, in order to direct drivers away from residential streets and funnel them back onto main roads.

TomTom’s vice president Ralf-Peter Schaefer told The Sunday Times there was discussion at the European Commission to try to “protect people in neighbourhoods from noise and emissions”, and that the changes are expected to come into effect in the UK in 2025 and 2026.

(Picture – TomTom)


Related Stories


All the latest highways news direct to your inbox every week day

Subscribe now