Apple Maps Lane Guidance Expands to Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland and Poland

Introduced in iOS 11, lane guidance in Apple Maps is designed to let Maps users know which lane they should be in to avoid missing an upcoming turn or exit.

The lane guidance feature was initially limited to the United States and China when iOS 11 was first released in September, but Apple has been working to expand it to additional countries. Recently, the feature was introduced in Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, and Czech Republic.


With the addition of these five countries, lane guidance is available in a total of 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States.

The other major iOS 11 Maps feature, which adds speed limit information to the Maps app, remains limited to the United States and the UK at the current time.

A full list of Apple Maps feature availability by country can be found on Apple's website.


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18 weeks ago

This would be great if Apple maps wasn’t, still ,after all this time, like Siri, almost completely useless.

Do you have any examples which can be replicated?
I have no issues with Apple Maps, but would be open to seeing these flaws everyone keeps talking about, i presume they can be replicated since it's so awful...
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18 weeks ago

Good! Czech Republic will come in handy for my Europe trip!:)


Yeah, good luck with the crappy apple nav
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18 weeks ago

Yeah, good luck with the crappy apple nav

What do you mean? Never had any issues before
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18 weeks ago
Good news, keep on working Apple.
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18 weeks ago
Lane Guidance makes a WORLD of difference when driving our complex roadways! I'm amazed by that technology!
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18 weeks ago

Wrong street names spelling in my area that had not been corrected since the introduction of Apple Maps. I have written countless times and still no update. Wrong routes for bikes in my area with no way to contact Apple. Just two examples. When people wanna see me at my place for the first time I ask them not to use Apple Maps since it shows a different address.


My experience is that if you use "report an issue" in Apple Maps for a POI issue, they'll address the issue within 48 hours and even send you a notification. But if you report a street-related issue, it never gets fixed. My guess is that Apple simply forwards these reports to TomTom who provides the maps. And apparently they don't care. When roads change, it takes 12-18 months in my country (Belgium) before it's reflected in the maps.
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18 weeks ago
Maybe Apple will go back to google data like Siri search results and we’ll all be happier as opposed to these slow data set updates.
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18 weeks ago

I don’t think it’s useless, it’s actually a nice app in London, just can’t compete with google and all their data. Especially outside of the US and big cities.


I have used Apple Maps in the US, Europe, South-Africa, ... and had the same experience everywhere. The maps are quite complete (although not the quickest to update in case of changes and additions), POI are quite good but not as good as Google, traffic jams are very accurrate, but Search is horrible.

But... I also had bad experiences with Google Maps and Waze sending me to wrong places, suggesting very weird routes requiring unnecessary manoeuvres, taking me on private or unpaved roads for shortcuts, etc.

Apple Maps always suggests main roads instead of shortcuts through residential areas to save some theoretical minutes. Only in case of traffic jams it automatically suggest alternatives. I like that a lot.

The major downfall for Apple Maps, besides its horrible search engine, is that it's unaware of local accidents and road works. Waze never lets me down in this regard.
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18 weeks ago

When roads change, it takes 12-18 months in my country (Belgium) before it's reflected in the maps.


Bingo, same for France. Meantime Waze will have it right within weeks. How do Waze folks mange, I wonder? Ok, they are with Google now, but they were having way more accurate data compared to Maps before the acquisition too.
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18 weeks ago

This would be great if Apple maps wasn’t, still ,after all this time, like Siri, almost completely useless.


Each one has it's issue. Apple maps more so than Google. However, I had a recent trip to NYC and used Apple maps exclusively for traveling and navigating the subway. I was pretty blown away by how easy and accurate it was. I never missed a train or had an issue.

The big thing I do not like about Apple maps is the lack of detail. No building outlines, some of the secondary roads are not accurate and seeing the road names requires me to zoom in on the map. I don't like that. Searching Apple map's can be a bear as well. It just won't find stuff, whereas in Google maps, it finds it instantly.

The other thing that sucks is when I search for something, it should know I want it LOCAL, not 5 states away! WTF is up with that?
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