Apple Maps Starts Showing Speed Camera Information in Additional Countries [Updated]

Dutch tech blog iCulture this morning reported that Apple Maps is now showing speed camera information in at least some parts of the Netherlands, suggesting Apple is in the process of rolling out the feature in more countries.

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Image via iCulture

While navigating in-car with ‌Apple Maps‌ via CarPlay or on iPhone, drivers in a region where the speed camera feature is available are alerted to camera locations on roads via a yellow icon showing a camera with its flash in operation. Maps shows the location of fixed cameras that check for speed and stopping at red lights.

Currently Apple only lists speed camera availability in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, but today's report suggests the feature is coming to the Netherlands and potentially other regions, too. So far, alerts for speed cameras have been seen in North Holland's Haarlem region, so it could be a while before the country gets full rollout. iCulture notes that ‌Apple Maps‌ still doesn't show the maximum speed on Dutch roads.

Apple is working on a new Maps feature for iOS 14.5 or later that lets users report speed checks along a route, suggesting a future version of Maps could use crowdsourcing to alert drivers to mobile speed traps.

Update: Readers in other countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and New Zealand have since contacted MacRumors to say they have also noticed the speed camera feature now appearing for them in ‌Apple Maps‌.

Top Rated Comments

scottishwildcat Avatar
9 months ago

Good, a hidden cops speed trap is borderline entrapment.
Entrapment is when the cops do something to make you break a law. Speed cameras are to prevent or catch you breaking the law, which is pretty much the exact opposite of entrapment.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unchecked Avatar
9 months ago

Good, a hidden cops speed trap is borderline entrapment.
Entrapment suggests the cops tries to make it enticing for you to speed and to catch and entrap you.

Speed traps does literally the oppposite.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stephen.R Avatar
9 months ago

Good, a hidden cops speed trap is borderline entrapment.
Is the cop is hiding under your dashboard pushing down on the accelerator? If not, please explain how it is "borderline entrapment"?

Furthermore, does your country have red-light cameras, that take a photograph when they detect movement through the intersection a second or so after the light turns red? Would you also consider those to be "borderline entrapment"?

What about cops patrolling the highway, and pulling over cars that are exceeding the speed limit, or otherwise breaking road rule(s)? Would you suggest that is also "borderline entrapment"?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
9 months ago
I once got a fine through the mail when a speed camera caught me going over the limit. I was sent a photo which clearly showed me driving. It was a hot day, and I was driving around essentially naked. Hopefully Apple Maps will prevent a repeat photo-op this summer.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gnasher729 Avatar
9 months ago
Sometimes things are rolled out in a country like the Netherlands first as a test: It's big enough to get plenty of feedback from customers, but not large enough to upset the whole world if it doesn't work properly.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
9 months ago

Strange. Apple Maps is the preferred choice of hundreds of millions of iPhone users and is used Billions of times a week when they have a plethora of free mapping apps.
Because Apple Maps look pretty, do not track our moves too much and come preinstalled. It is a very good product indeed, just needs more energy put into it. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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