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How does Google Maps calculate the time for the destination?

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According to former Google engineer Matt Laroche, via Quora, the forecast time for arrival at a destination is calculated by several factors including: road types, average speed data over certain time periods, actual travel times other users and traffic situation in real time.

?They mix data from different sources and come up with the best forecast they can make. However, do not expect better forecasts in a short time, ?said Laroche, remembering that the forecasts follow defined patterns and are not able to predict an accident or a truck traveling at low speed.