Driving from Austin, TX to Santa Fe, NM for Christmas vacation. We made the drive last summer via I-10 to 285 and it took about 14 hours.
I just checked google maps and now the route it gives is I-10 to I-25 (897 mi – about 13 hours 1 min). But the route it gives for I-10 to 285 is less miles, more time (750 mi – about 13 hours 15 mins).
Why the difference?
Does google account for winter road conditions?
Would driving 147 more miles really take less time?