After initially introducing Speed Limits feature in Google Maps in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2016, Google has finally gotten around to expanding the feature to additional cities in the US along with the UK and Denmark.
As the name suggests, Speed Limits will show the speed limit of the particular road you are driving on. This will show up on the bottom left corner when you are using navigation in Google Maps. Along with Speed Limits, Google is also rolling out Speed Trap in the U.S., the UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia.
Speed Traps will show a small camera icon on the map highlighting the fact that there’s a speed camera installed there to help you prevent a speeding ticket. If you are using navigation, Google Maps will also provide users with an audio warning when they are approaching a speed trap.
The features are being rolled out to both the iOS and Android version of the app.
Despite the advanced mapping features offered by Google Maps, it was lagging behind the competition by not displaying the speed limit and speed traps. Now that these features have been added, Google Maps now offers the same navigation experience as Garmin and TomTom.
[Via Android Police]