Google Maps Update To Add Speed Limit and Speed Camera Features

In 2013, Google bought Waze for $1.1 billion. While it was obvious that Google would borrow some features from Waze and implement them into its Google Maps app, it took almost six years for the giant Internet company to take the speed limit and speed camera features from Waze and add them to its navigation application via a Google Maps update.

Google Maps is the most popular navigation app in the world, and it is available on Android, iOS, and Windows and Mac via its web-based version. Now, Google decided to add speed limit feature in Google Maps, but only across the US, UK, and Denmark. As for the other function, the speed cameras functionality, Google Maps will show it just across Australia, the US, UK, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia.

In the selected countries, Google Maps will reveal the speed limit on roads, while across the US, UK, and Denmark the #1 navigation app in the world would also display where the speed cameras are located.

Google Maps Update To Add Speed Limit and Speed Camera Features

The new speed limit and speed camera features rolled out in their testing phase in July 2018 in San Francisco, Android Police being the first one to notice them. Also, back then, the functions were available in Brazil, in Rio De Janeiro. Last Thursday, the features rolled out widely via a Google Map update, but only across the United States, apparently.

Google confirmed that the speed camera features would launch across Australia, the UK, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia in the upcoming days. On the other hand, the speed limit function would also come out, but only in the US, UK, and Denmark.

At the moment, we don’t know if Google plans to add these two features in Google Maps across other countries around the world.

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