Car Route Planner Plugin

Descripción

The route planner can calculate different values for car routes around the world, such as route length, driving time, fuel amount and cost.

Main use cases:

  1. Routing for motorists (recreation or business trips on own or rented car)
  2. Calculation of estimated cost of your service depending on route length (transport logistics, shipping, moving companies, truck freight, delivery, intercity taxi, transfer, and etc.)
  3. Routing from an arbitrary point to your tourist site (recreation center, camping, hotel) with a simple web form.

Other use cases are also possible. The plugin has many settings and can be adapted to other scenarios.

Features

  • shortcodes
  • customizable design
  • automatic adjustment of font size and font family
  • mobile friendly
  • worldwide routing (can be optionally limited by countries)
  • switched on/off blocks in form and in results
  • price calculation by your own formula
  • async load via HTTPS, HTTP/2 support
  • safe degradation if the routing server is not available
  • autocomplete for input fields
  • start/finish location can be pointed on the map
  • geocoder with mistyping correction
  • route is displayed on Bing/Baidu map
  • editing the route by drag and drop over map
  • route scheme (cities with road types and driving time between them)
  • separated speed limits for highway and other roads
  • 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
  • 3 measure systems: metric, American, British imperial
  • multiple currencies: ARS, AUD, BRL, CAD, CLP, CNY, COP, CZK, EUR, GBP, INR, MXN, NGN, PEN, PHP, PLN, RUB, SEK, TRY, USD, VEF, ZAR

Modes

The plugin has two modes. These modes are switched on the plugin settings page.

By default, the plugin works in minimal mode:

  • the results of route calculation are displayed on the plugin developers website.
  • there are no additional settings.

Advanced mode:

  • the results of route calculation are displayed inside iframe on your website.
  • after iframe, the hyperlink to the plugin developer’s site is displayed.
  • additional settings are available.

How it Works

Technically speaking, the plugin is a bridge to web service www.drivebestway.com, which uses OSM data for routing.

Unlike other similar plugins, Google Maps is not used here. The routing is performed with open source routers, such as OSRM and Graphhopper.

See a full list of credits.

Documentation

The plugin is developed on the basis of HTML-widget, which options are documented on the developers’ site.

Capturas

  • Plugin settings page
  • The most detailed representation of route planner, intended for tourists
  • Short representation, intended for cost calculation
  • Another use case: the form "how to get to us"

Instalación

  1. Upload plugin to the «/wp-content/plugins/» directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the «Plugins» menu in WordPress.
  3. Generate a shortcode and paste it on the site page

FAQ

How to create own price formula?

When composing a formula, you can use the following variables:

  • Length – Route length
  • DrivingTime – Driving time in minutes
  • FuelConsumption – Fuel consumption
  • FuelAmount – Amount of fuel required for the entire route
  • FuelPrice – Unit price of fuel
  • FuelCost – Fuel cost for the entire route

You can also use the mathematical functions: min, max.

Example of formula: max(150, FuelCost * 4 + 100)

How fuel cost is calculated?

The interface uses abstract term «fuel», so that you or your user can substitute the price of gasoline, diesel or LPG based on your choice.

The gasoline price is used by default.

How driving time is calculated?

The speed allowed by traffic rules (according to OSM data) on each specific route point is used for the calculation.

You can setup extra speed limits in the shortcode configurator.

Can I display multiple shortcodes on one page?

You can display as many shortcodes as you like on one page.

Reseñas

26 de marzo de 2019
Works like a charm! I love it! Simple and also complex, useful and full of features. Update 2019: Amazing!!! even new features. Thank you!! best car route planner ever!
6 de junio de 2018
A very good component, simple to use and proposing very useful functionalities. The possibility to adapt the colours used to display the result is much appreciatable ! The disponibility of the developper is also a must 🙂 Thanks a Lot !
26 de mayo de 2018
I gave this tool a trial and was excited, when I saw the results. We need this for calculation of delivery costs. The support immediately helped me with a special feature (min/max). Thumbs up. Good job.
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Registro de cambios

1.4

  • Bugfix: minor country-specific settings were not applied properly.

1.3

  • Limiting results by countries

1.2

  • Min/Max functions are supported in formula.
  • Bugfix: some shorttag’s attributes were erroneously ignored.

1.1

  • French and German translations are added.
  • Minor fix in Portuguese translation.

1.0

  • Initial release.