I have just started using this site and had this idea. Feel free to add your thoughts on anything I left out or you feel would improve it. I would also like to know if any one knows how I could work on making this a reality, or if it already exists.
Message Posted: Jul 12, 2011 11:13:17 AM
I think it would be nice to incorporate the assets of the site to make a program that will help you plan your trips. For this program you would need to be able to input your vehicle type (like on the Trip Cost Calculator), how much fuel you have, how low you like to run your tank before fuelling, how often you want to take breaks (and where you want to break if you know), and your route. This program could also assist you in mapping the best route. The best route could be; the fastest, the shortest distance, the one predicted to get the best gas milage (based on: length, elevations, speeds, towns, stops, exc.), or just the most scenic. With this information and the Gas prices maps it could map out where you should stop for gas based on the best results.
Thank you for reading my idea, and for any input you have provided.