Avoiding Unpaved Roads

MikeCollins
MikeCollins Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using MyDrive Connect
I see that a number of people want their unit to avoid unpaved roads, and can't make it happen.  I have the opposite situation.  Many of the roads around me are unpaved, but I want to use them, so I chose never avoid.  But my unit (Via 1535 LTM) wants to send me on a long route to get to a paved road, even when my destination is a short distance straight ahead.

I also have it set to Fastest Route, but have also tried Shortest Route. but it seems stuck on wanting to put me on a paved road, even though it is 5 times more miles and would take 5 times as long.

Comments

  • Zsolt
    Zsolt Posts: 36,014
     Superuser
    Try to switch off IQ routes if you have it within the planning preferences.
  • MikeCollins
    MikeCollins Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    No difference.

    It seems like *don't* avoid unpaved roads would be the simple thing to do.
  • rogeo
    rogeo Registered Users Posts: 6
    Master Explorer
    That is ignored
  • Zbigniew Rybakiewicz
    Zbigniew Rybakiewicz Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    Is it already possible to "prefere unpaved roads"? I'm off road fun and would most willingly totally avoid asphalt roads! Do we have such an option?
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,388
     Superuser
    Nope. Tomtom devices are geared to on road routing.
  • Zbigniew Rybakiewicz
    Zbigniew Rybakiewicz Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    It should be simple option. Cannot we add this simple option so we could choose "prefere unpaved roads"? Or avoid asphalt roads?
    This would expand base of happy users by off road funs - the growing society!
  • Ste7ios
    Ste7ios Posts: 759
    Superuser
    It sounds like a map error and not a software glitch.

    You may report it with https://www.tomtom.com/mapshare/tools/
  • Zbigniew Rybakiewicz
    Zbigniew Rybakiewicz Registered Users Posts: 6
    Apprentice Traveler
    No no no...
    I'm asking if we can add such option to Tom Tom road planning: unpaved roads preference?
    Alternatively the option could be: asphalt roads avoidance - the result would be similar.
    It would be grate for challange seekers and off-road lovers!
    I'm the one :-)
    Thank You in advance,
    Zbigniew Rybakiewicz
  • scubaal
    scubaal Registered Users Posts: 53
    Legendary Explorer
    Did you ever get result? I have my TomTOM IOS set to 'fastest route' and I *dont* want to avoid unpaved roads (rural NSW you dont have a choice) but TomTOM always prefers sealed roads to the extent of recommending routes that take 30 mins longer and 50kms further just to stay on a highway.
    I get that lots of folks with flash cars don't want dirt - but some of use with beat-up 4WD want the fastest route what ever - and TomTom doesnt seem able to do that reliably :(