Graduating from the level of a basic navigation app, Google Maps is now getting loaded with additional features that will enable users to see speed limits, speed cameras, and mobile speed cameras on the way.
The features are available in more than 40 countries worldwide including Australia, Brazil, US, Canada, UK, 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. However, the users of Google Maps in France, Switzerland, and Germany may not be able to take benefit of the additional features fully as such features are illegal in those countries.
The speed limit would now appear in the bottom corner of the Maps and the speed traps would show up as icons on the virtual roads. The features are available in both Android and iOS. The users of Android have also the option of reporting fixed photo radar and mobile radar locations, and both iOS and Android users will be able to see those updates during their drive.
The exciting new features seem to be inspired by Waze, a navigation app acquired by Google in 2013. Such features will ensure a safer driving experience.