You might still have a tattered road atlas, but you likely haven’t used the thing in a long while. These days, we rely on our phones and in-dash navigation systems to get us where we need to go. These systems help route us around traffic jams, too, but only if they’re actively navigating.
If you’re driving a route you know with the navigation off, then you’ll get no warning if your route is unusually congested and an alternate route might be better. Volkswagen has a solution with its new Regular Routes that learns where you drive and directs you to better routes even when the navigation system is inactive.