Google Maps for iOS and Apple CarPlay Gains Live Speedometer Feature

The Google Maps app for iOS and Apple CarPlay now features a live speedometer, TechCrunch reports.

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The feature, which was previously only available on Google Maps for Android, helps users to stay within the speed limit while driving. Now, when a user begins navigation, the vehicle's speed is shown in miles or kilometers per hour, depending on the region. The icon changes color depending on the speed indicator to subtly encourage drivers to remain within the speed limit.

Google confirmed to TechCrunch that the speedometer display is now rolling out to iOS users globally, but it cautions that the feature is for "informational use only" and drivers should still rely on their vehicle's speedometer to confirm its actual speed. To turn on the speedometer and speed limits in the Google Maps app, users should navigate to their profile, Settings, Navigation, and Driving options.

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Top Rated Comments

sdwaltz Avatar
1 week ago
Excellent news. All GPS/Mapping apps should do this - Waze blazed the trail.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canyda Avatar
1 week ago
This is a great idea. Car manufacturers should start putting speedometers in vehicles so that we don't have to check our speeds by averting our gaze to the side when driving to look at our phones. Maybe car makers could put our driving speed right on the main dashboard of the vehicle so we can glance down and see it there.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
1 week ago

Waze had this for ages ...
So have cars
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WarmWinterHat Avatar
1 week ago
Okay, that's nice I guess.

The real question, is Google EVER going to show a Saved Location's/Favorite's name, in CarPlay, instead of just the address? It's always worked on the phone.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
victorvictoria Avatar
1 week ago
That's fine, except I CAN'T DRIVE 55!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cristim74 Avatar
1 week ago
Waze had this for ages ...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)