Google Maps to Show Speed Limit & Location of Speed Cameras

Google Maps to show speed limit and also the location of speed cameras on the road. 

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Google Maps will show speed limit very soon.

Google Maps is getting updated with a feature that will let you know the speed limits on a particular road. It will also tell you the location of the speed cameras on the road if any.

The "speed limit" feature on Google Maps that has been confined to only some parts of the US, seems to have expanded to new areas, a media report said.

"One tipster from New York City, another from Los Angeles and yet another from Minnesota all tipped us about seeing the speed limits tonight on Maps," Android Police reported on Friday.

Although, since there have not been any major map updates recently, the reason of this feature-spread to other parts of the US is being speculated as the result of a server-side switch.

Confirmed in July 2017, the feature had only been functional in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

In October, Google downgraded the US's speed limit availability from "good data quality and availability" to "approximate data quality or availability", the report added.

There has been no word from the search-engine giant as yet confirming the expansion of the "speed limit" feature on Maps across US or globally.

Google has confirmed that the feature will be available to both Android and iOS users.

According to a report by 9To5Google, the speed limit currently is visible on highways and wide roads although it will show up on narrower roads very soon.

The report also mentions that users in the UK, Australia, US, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada as well as India will now be able to see speed cameras marked on the map and as soon as a user is about to approach one, an audible alert plays out alerting the driver.

with inputs from IANS

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