When going on a road trip, especially places you don't know, you'll need some kind of navigation system to get around. In the past we helped ourselves with paper maps and it was tricky from time to time because you didn't get updates for road work, traffic jams etc. Nowdays, with mobile apps and other digital travel services, everythng is simpler as long as your device is on and connected.

When you decide to go on a trip you have several options to check desired routes. One of the most used services is ViaMichelin and we think it might be more accurate then alternatives when it comes to timing.

 

ViaMichelin

Available in 8 languages, www.ViaMichelin.com (attracting more than 400 million visits per year) offers all the useful travel information you need when you are on the road. New services are regularly introduced to enable simple and efficient travel preparation: A choice of 7 route options, itineraries that are displayed directly on maps, a keyword search engine, high-definition aerial and satellite photography, traffic information, hotel booking, 10-day weather forecasts and the option for web users to post their own views and comments on hotels, restaurants and tourist sites, etc.

ViaMichelin also offers the Michelin Restaurants Guide iPhone application in Europe and the US. ViaMichelin partners with Nokia to offer integrated Michelin information on restaurants, hotels and places of interest in Nokia phones across the world.

In France, ViaMichelin is the leading supplier of real-time traffic information for integrated navigation systems and portable GPS suppliers.

ViaMichelin also provides "geolocation" solutions and services for businesses, particularly those with a commercial network. These services are available through a range of platforms including the Internet, GPS and mobile technology and also print for direct marketing purposes.

You can find all Michelin Mobility Apps here.

 

Other services

There are a number of other services you can use for your route planning. You can check them on following links.

  • Apple Maps is a mapping service application developed. It allows turn-by-turn navigation by car or walking including re-routing, and night mode. It is the default mapping application for iPhone, iPad and Apple computers. It can be controlled by voice with Siri.
  • Bing Maps, Microsoft's mapping service with road maps and aerial/satellite imagery.
  • Google Maps is a desktop and mobile web mapping service. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), androute planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.
  • OpenStreetMap is a royalty free, editable map of the world.
  • Here is a service offered by Nokia that allows synchronizing with user's mobile phones.
  • Waze is the world's largest community based traffic and navigation app.
  • Yandex Maps, detailed maps of cities with information on streets, house numbers, and organizations.