Google Maps Begins Rolling Out Support for Driver Speed Limits and Speed Traps

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Google is currently rolling out support for road speed limits and speed traps in its navigation app, Google Maps.

When drivers are using the app, the speed limit feature shows the speed limit of the road they are driving on in the lower left of the screen.

Image via Android Police

Speed traps are indicated with a small camera icon and shown on the visible map area. According to Android Police, Google Maps also gives drivers an audio warning as they approach a speed trap.

Up until now, Google restricted testing of its speed limit feature in the last couple of years to the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Image via Mashable

However, Android Police was recently tipped about speed limit sightings in New York City and Los Angeles, all but confirming the rollout has already begun in the U.S.

The speed limit feature is initially limited to users in the United Kingdom, Denmark, and the United States, while the speed camera icons should soon start appearing for users in several additional countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Russia.

(Via Mashable.)

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23 months ago

I don't speed... doing 55 in a 50.

Pretty sure that’s speeding lol
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23 months ago
Wonder if this is part of their plan to bring across WAZE functionality then shelve it.
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23 months ago
This is great. I use Waze all the time for this.

I don't speed but it's nice to know if there's a cop short of quota who wants to pull me over for doing 55 in a 50.

Also, Waze saved my ass from hitting a mattress in the road once.
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23 months ago
Can confirm this is available in the UK too, I found out whilst using it on the M6 last week.

Randomly warned me about speed cameras, very useful.
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23 months ago
Its good to see Google catching up to Apple Maps on the speed limit feature, its so nice.

Waze (which Google owns but probably shouldn't because of Google Maps overwhelming marketshare) has had these features going way back (I always wondered why they didn't bring Waze's features over to Google Maps en masse way back when they bought it).
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23 months ago
Does it work inside CarPlay?
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