Basic directions api routeType=fastest

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Basic directions api routeType=fastest

When using the basic route api (, there is a parameter routeType with default = fastest.  I assume that is the fastest route under normal/optimal driving conditions by posted speed limits and doesn't account for traffic.  Is that a correct assumption or will the route returned change with varying traffic conditions?

The returned route will
The returned route will change based on current traffic unless a specific time is requested in which case historic traffic will be used in the algorithm.