Routing Modes

Routing Modes



When generating a route, you will see icons at the top of your screen that represent the different vehicle routing modes available to you. They're not specific to type of emergency service, but vehicle characteristics. 

The icons are shown in greyscale when unselected, and colour when selected. Tapping between the icons will automatically re-calculate the route.

You may choose between emergency and non-emergency at the top and the route will be generated accordingly. The Emergency mode enables you to make use of all legal exemptions typically granted to blue light drivers. This includes: 
  1. No motor vehicle access (e.g. Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and School Streets)
  2. No left/right turns
  3. Bus/taxi access only
  4. Emergency access only
  1. No motor vehicle access (e.g. Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and School Streets)
  2. No left/right turns
  3. Bus/taxi access only
  4. Emergency access only

If there are physical barriers (e.g. bollards or locked gates) blocking the road, the route will not try to take you through them.


Response Car



This mode enables you to make use of all exemptions as permitted by blue light drivers when the Emergency tab is selected, as typically implemented by local authorities.

Large Response Vehicle



This mode is designed for medium sized vehicles, such as Ambulances and Police carriers/vans.  It enables you to make use of all legal exemptions permitted by blue light drivers, as listed above.

It will avoid roads with restrictions that are narrower than 2.5m, the typical width of ambulances, police personnel carriers and general fire appliances, as well as check for height restrictions less than 3m. 

Smooth Ambulance Ride



This mode is designed for ambulances with a patient on board. It will try to avoid speed bumps and rough road surfaces as much as possible, while also avoiding width restrictions narrower than 2.5m and height restrictions less than 3m.

It enables you to make use of all legal exemptions permitted by blue light drivers, as listed above. If, for example, there is both a width restriction and a wider lane designed for buses, the Blue Light Routing functionality will expect you to travel through the wider bus lane.

Fire Engine








This mode is designed for fire engines tat are 3m wide and 4m high (the upper limit of most fire engines). It provides navigation that enables you to make use of all legal exemptions permitted for blue light drivers. It will also try and find routes that avoid too many turns, and any that are sharp. 

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