Google Maps is the most frequently used car navigation app in the world. But there are still some areas where Google Maps can make more efforts and bring more changes to the apps. Google is frequently introducing exciting and useful features to make the app handier to use.
In 2003, Google acquired Waze, an Israel based company. After acquiring, a whole new raft of new features has been added to Google Maps. The latest feature included to the app is the speed camera and speed limit information. In the initial stages, this feature was only introduced in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro. But now, it is rolled out in more than 40 countries. The countries included are: Australia, Brazil, U.S., Canada, U.K., India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe.
The rollout of these features is taking place on both Android as well as the iOS platform. Android and iOS users both are able to see those updates while driving, while Android users are additionally allowed to report mobile speed cameras and stationary cameras. The speed limit appears on the bottom corner of the Google Maps and speed traps show up as an icon on the navigated road.
Google Maps takes authoritative feeds and feedback from its Google Maps user to exactly locate the speed cameras. These features are surely going to help the users escape from the cops. The company believes that informing drivers with such speed traps information will allow them to be more careful and take a safer decision when they are driving.
The features are surely going to help people and it will navigate its users faster in an effectively disciplined manner.