I'm using mqgl.Service to try to calculate the time for a morning commute using the directions.route API using the following options.
timeType: 2, //startAt
dateType: 3, //Tuesday
The route I get back is reasonable, but the time estimate isn't. Documentation here states:
If set to true, will use historical and realtime traffic speeds (depending on route time and availability of data) to influence the route.
Does that mean historical traffic will only influence the choice of route, but not the amount of time to traverse that route? The response has the same exact formattedTime whether the request's localTime is during rush hour or midnight. Is there a way to model the route with realistic rush hour traffic?