Google Maps finally adds on the Speed Limit feature

Every time a person uses Google Maps, he/she would desperately want a feature showing the speed limit. People tend to use other apps or other sources to achieve the same. One such example is the ancient Garmin GPS, which is quite suited for long road trips.
But well, for all the Google Maps lovers, don’t worry anymore. Your prayers have been heard and the solution is coming right your way.

Google has started to roll out its latest feature of speed limits on Google Maps to quite a few iOS as well as Android devices. Here is more about this news.


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On the 17th of January, 2019, AndroidPolice had officially mentioned on their blog regarding this speed limit feature. There’s been little news since then; but now AndroidPolice has received three tips from different parts of the US showing that speed limits were live on Google Maps.

Google had begun to test this feature way back in 2016 by launching it in few areas. These included San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now they have produced an update to its Apple’s CarPlay app recently. This new update will help users who might not drive cars with smart displays, and helps Google catch up to the likes of Waze and Garmin, which have long provided the information for drivers. 

With the speed limit feature, drivers using Google Maps will be shown the post speed limit of the road they’re driving on in the lower left side of the app. Speed traps are designated with a small camera icon and shown on the visible area of the map. AndroidPolice’s source also reports that Google Maps provides an audio warning for drivers when they are approaching a speed trap.

Which areas could witness this Speed Limit feature?

Back in October, Google actually downgraded the US’s speed limit availability from “good data quality and availability” to “approximate data quality or availability.” Given that the Bay Area was basically the only place where speed limits on Maps were deployed, the demotion made sense. That might change soon, though; given that one tipster from New York City, another from Los Angeles, and yet another from Minnesota all tipped about seeing the speed limits tonight.

The speed limit update is currently rolling out to users in Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the United States; while speed camera icons are rolling out to Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, UK, and US users.

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Navaneetha, commonly known as "nav", loves to read, play badminton, play the keyboard and sing but when she's not doing any of those, she loves to write. What started as a high school hobby to write is now her ongoing passion.

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