Departure time - Amazon Location Service

Departure time

By default, when you call CalculateRoute or CalculateRouteMatrix, if you don't provide a departure time in the request, the calculated routes reflects optimal traffic conditions.

You can set a specific a departure time to use live and predictive traffic conditions from your chosen data provider, by using one of the following options:

  • DepartNow – When set to true, it uses live traffic conditions to calculate the fastest travel path.

  • DepartureTime – When provided, it uses predictive and known traffic conditions for the requested time. This field doesn’t accept a departure time in the past. Defined in the following format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ.

The following CalculateRoute request sets the departure time to July 2, 2024, at 12:15:20 UTC.

POST /routes/v0/calculators/ExampleCalculator/calculate/route Content-type: application/json { "DeparturePosition": [-122.7565,49.0021], "DestinationPosition": [-122.3394, 47.6159], "WaypointPositions":[ [-122.1884,48.0936], [-122.3493,47.6205] ] "IncludeLegGeometry": true, "DepartureTime": 2024-07-02T12:15:20.000Z, }