Off-Route Detection

A default off-route detection class, OffRouteDetector, is included in the Navigation SDK. This class uses our internal route-following library to run a series of calculations using the incoming Location and the current DirectionsRoute to determine if a user has strayed too far from the route.

Upon loading a new route and if the DirectionsRoute JSON is valid, route-following will start in the RouteProgressState#INITIALIZED state. From there, route-following will attempt to gain confidence that the GPS locations being passed to the device, are actually the location where the user is. To establish this trust, at least a few location updates need to be delivered and they must be consecutively coherent in both time and space. While it is in the process of establishing this trust, the route-following logic will report that it's still in the RouteProgressState#INITIALIZED state.

Once trust of the user's current stream of location updates has been established, route-following will attempt to measure the user's progress along the currently loaded route. If the user's location is found to be unreasonably far from the route itself, the state is flipped to the RouteProgressState#OFFROUTE state.

If the user's current location is within a reasonable distance from the currently loaded route but not close enough to be considered on-route (RouteProgressState#TRACKING), the RouteProgressState#INITIALIZED state will be return until user to makes their way to the route. We call this "corralling". Corralling allows a user, in the user's driveway or a store's parking lot for example, to load up a route and not immediately get marked as RouteProgressState#OFFROUTE.

If the user continually makes progress away from the route the user will eventually be marked OFFROUTE.

The OffRouteListener can be used to handle reroute events. Listen for when a user goes off route using the OffRouteListener, fetch a new DirectionsRoute, and use MapboxNavigation#startNavigation(DirectionsRoute) with the fresh route to restart navigation.

navigation.addOffRouteListener(new OffRouteListener() {
public void userOffRoute(Location location) {
.build().getRoute(new Callback<DirectionsResponse>() {
public void onResponse(Call<DirectionsResponse> call, Response<DirectionsResponse> response) {
// Update MapboxNavigation here with new route
// MapboxNavigation#startNavigation
public void onFailure(Call<DirectionsResponse> call, Throwable t) {

If you would like to provide your own implementation for OffRoute detection, you can replace the default OffRouteDetector class. To do this, create your own class that extends from OffRoute and set this new class using MapboxNavigation#setOffRouteEngine(OffRoute):

OffRoute myOffRouteEngine = new OffRoute() {
public boolean isUserOffRoute(Location location, RouteProgress routeProgress, MapboxNavigationOptions options) {
// User will never be off-route
return false;
// MapboxNavigation