Google Maps Fights Speeding Tickets

Google Maps Fights Speeding Tickets
Google is making it easier for Maps users to see when they are breaking the speed limit.

(CCM) — Google has added a speedometer to its Maps navigation as part of a drive to help users avoid getting speeding tickets.

Last week Google introduced a number of useful features from its Waze navigation app into Maps, including speed limit indications and speed camera alerts which are displayed on-screen during navigation.

This week Google has made another change so that Maps now displays the user's current driving speed next to the speed limit indicator, allowing them to see whether they are breaking the law, and therefore risk getting a speeding ticket, at a single glance, according to an Android Police report.

For the moment the new functionality only works when Android smartphone owners use Maps on their handset — speed indicators are not reflected in a car's display when using Google Maps on Android Auto, according to the report. It is not known if the features works with Apple's CarPlay.

The speedometer has been rolled out in Apple Maps in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K., and the U.S. so far, according to the report, and it is expected to be deployed more widely in the near future.

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