Google Maps has been quite the lifesaver for a while now. Getting lost isn't great.
Another thing that's not great? A speeding ticket.
Information on speed limits and speed traps is something everyone would be better off having, especially when driving along an unfamiliar road. Fortunately, you won't have to worry as much now or risk being caught unaware. Google Maps has come to the rescue with a nifty, new feature.
According to Android Police, several users in the U.S reported having seen speed limit and trap warnings on the app as of late. Google has since confirmed the rollout via Mashable.
The feature isn't limited to the U.S either as persons from the United Kingdom and various other countries have seen said warnings too. So, hopefully, governments worldwide could feel it in the pocket where traffic fines are concerned soon enough.
Google began testing the feature a few years back, but their experimentation was kept in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They have now expanded, with the info being made available on both Android and iOS devices.
Speed limits will be displayed in the bottom corner of the map while a user is driving, there are also popups and audible warnings to inform of speed traps further ahead.
Per the report, limits will be displayed within the U.S., the U.K., and Denmark, trap warnings will be made available in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India, and Indonesia.
This is quite a wonderful feature and should definitely save certain users some money. Aside from that, though, such information could help limit road accidents and fatalities as drivers are likely to be more careful if they are made aware of limits and traps.
Admittedly, it's a bit surprising that Google took this long to roll this out, given that it was actually part of Waze, the navigation app the company bought for $1 billion six years ago.