Maps App Algorithm Lets Users Take Scenic Route
Researchers at Yahoo in Barcelona are developing an application that encourages users to enjoy the journey
You have probably heard the famous saying, “Life is a journey, not a destination”. Researchers at Yahoo are taking this philosophy on-board in a maps app that encourages people to take the most beautiful, rather than the quickest, route from A to B.
Map apps usually provide the shortest route to a destination, focusing entirely on speed instead of the emotional experience of the journey. By rushing to get to places as fast as possible, we are missing out on uplifting views and picturesque spots that would add just a couple of extra minutes to our travel time.