Introducing Waze Feature In Google Map App

Judy Cobb
January 21, 2019

The feature doesn't appear to be location-based and is not part of any updates to the Google Maps app itself. As per the report by Android Police report, the speed limit icon has now located inside Google Maps.

As you can see in the screenshot above, speed cameras are identified on the screen, and an audio notification will alert drivers to their presence while they're on the road. The speed trap data is a brand new feature and should help some drivers avoid speeding tickets.

Earlier in the week, some Google Maps users began seeing speed trap warnings pop up in the app to alert them of areas where speed cameras were being used to watch drivers going faster than they should.

These features have been available on Waze, a crowd-sourced navigation app acquired by Google in 2013, for some time.

What do you think about the feature?

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Google Maps and Waze are two ostensibly similar, yet very different, services offered by Google.

Google Maps will start showing speed limits on both iOS and Android version of the app, according to reports. In November, Google Maps conducted a speed traps test, which will help it improve vehicle incident evaluations in the future. Google Maps does not quite have that functionality yet, but that might be coming in the near future. Recently, Google introduced auto rickshaw as a new public transport mode to its Google Maps app on Android devices.

Since this is a pretty basic functionality to add, it does not seem like it will take much longer until Google finally decides to deploy it on Maps. It is like a new feature is released every week-and despite the fact that majority [features] are useful, users can hardly remember every one of them. Not to mention that Google has not pushed out a Maps update for a week or so now.

Stefanko has since reported the 19 offending apps he found, and while some like the one pictured above are still available, others have already been removed from the Play Store. The report on Mashable says the speed limits will come for users in US, UK, and Denmark.

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