Just after Google Maps launched its instant messaging feature, the app has rolled out another update, yet again. With the latest update, Google Maps will start showcasing speed limits and speed cameras.
While instant messaging is a cool feature wherein businesses can communicate with customers with the help of a messaging option, it doesn’t probably ring very well with the masses as it is currently applicable for businesses only. However, we fell that the latest update will resonate with everyone, as it is not only applicable for everyone but can be very useful when it comes to road safety and abiding traffic rules.
It is worth mentioning that until now this update was only available to a handful of users. But now it has been rolled out at a much larger scale in different parts of the world. We should also mention that the speed limit and speed camera feature would come in both Android as well as iOS versions of the app. The feature has been on testing for a period of two years and has kept us waiting for a considerable period of time.
A user reportedly said on 9To5Google that he was able to see speed limits while navigating via the app at his home. Although the user’s house in North Carolina is remotely located but the map worked well for most roads. To speak of speed cameras, Google has launched them at a massive scale in many countries including the US, UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India and Indonesia. These speed cameras would be marked on the map and users will be alerted as soon as they approach them.
In the lower left side of the app, users will be shown the post speed limit of the road. There are speed traps marked with a small camera icon which can be seen in the map. According to AndroidPolice, drivers would be alerted with an audio warning that would make them aware of any speed trap they are close to. The speed limit feature, until now, was only available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janerio in Brazil. Now they are more widely available in a lot of countries for both Android and iOS.