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Autoroute Europe 2004
AutoRoute 2004 may not be without imperfections* but it is among the best route-planning software for the PC. It has a polished interface that lets you plot routes easily. A smart search engine enables you to find places* postcodes* partial addresses* points of interest and near matches. You can then easily set waypoints and have AutoRoute automatically calculate the best route for you* along with providing time of journey and cost of petrol. It will take account of what speeds you drive at* how long you like to drive without a break* how many miles per gallon you typically get and the price of your petrol. You can also set preferred journey types* based on time* distance or preferred roads. This latter option enables you to set weighting to different road types* so for example* you can specify that you don't like driving on motorways. You then have a visual representation of the route accompanied by a list of written directions* which are easy to print out or e-mail.
The usefulness of any route-planning software is determined by the quality of its map data and this is where AutoRoute manages to both impress and distress in equal measures* depending on where across Europe you look. There is a huge amount of information packed into the software* with 2.5 million miles of routable roads plus details on 128*000 restaurants and 33*000 cash machines to name just a few highlights. Take a look at England* Germany or France* for example* and you find incredible levels of detail in the maps with very high accuracy* but other locations in Europe get far less detailed treatment* to the point that route mapping is largely impossible. Eastern Europe is particularly poorly served* as is Ireland.
For those with a previous version of AutoRoute* there are some good reasons to upgrade* depending on how they use the software. For those who would like to use the included GPS features* it's definitely worth upgrading as the satellite updates are now every second* as opposed to once every 15 seconds; this makes a huge difference in practical terms. Other new features include the ability see one-way streets at a glance and the ability to plot zones from a given point to areas you can reach within a given amount of time. There has also been a lot of work done in improving the maps and adding even more points of interest.