Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48 contiguous states, with stops at 48 of some of the best-known and most beloved family vacation spots across the United States.
According to a recent national survey commissioned by Chevrolet, spending time with family and exploring new and interesting locations were US parents’ top two favourite aspects of family road trips.
The Chevy survey also found that parents typically bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices in the vehicle on family road trips. Technology offered in Chevrolet vehicles such as the Traverse, Equinox and Trax can help keep travellers entertained and connected on board with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, built-in navigation and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
From national landmarks to thrilling theme parks and everything in between, this data-driven map provides an efficient route between destinations with the least amount of backtracking and stress – an important consideration for travelling families.
To traverse the entire 48-state route, travellers would spend more than 214.56 hours (approximately nine days) on the road and log 13,389 miles (21,547 kilometres) on the odometer – not including time or mileage for overnight breaks and detours.
“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the US, people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”
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