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.
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.
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.
Top Rated Comments
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.
Randomly warned me about speed cameras, very useful.
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).