I am using the Google API Distance Matrix (mode 'driving') in an optimization program. If I run the program twice a day (e.g. in the morning and in the afternoon), I sometimes get different solutions. Since the Google API Distance Matrix is the only input besides my hard-coded input, I was wondering if the distance requests always return the same standardized distances or if the distances include current traffic etc. as well. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything that specific in the developers documentation.
Can somebody quickly answer my question?