Due to the nature of our data sources, trips are defined in two different ways:
- For Navigation-GPS (Personal and Commercial): A trip begins when the vehicle turns on. A trip "ends" when the device does not move more than 5 meters in 5 minutes. Additionally, if the vehicle turns off, the trip ends. A trip is also required to be at least 3 minutes and 500m in length.
- For Location-Based Services: A trip starts when a device begins moving from a location where it was once still. Similarly, a trip ends when a device does not move at least 5 meters in 5 minutes. Additionally, a trip will end if there is a significant gap in pings seen from the device, or if the device is seen pinging within a fixed location for an extended amount of time with minimal movement. A trip is also required to be at least 3 minutes and 500m in length.