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Google Maps will show you speed traps and current speed limits in a bunch more countries now

No, we’re not telling you to speed.

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Ever since Google bought the crowd-sourced navigation app, Waze, the company has been slowly integrating features into its own Google Maps.

Now, users of Google Maps in over 40 countries can see speed limits, speed camera, and mobile speed trap locations while planning or navigating a route.

Google Maps adds speed limit and speed camera notifications

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While some users in the U.S. got the update to see speed traps and limits on their Google Maps apps earlier this year, it wasn’t rolled-out for everyone. Both Android and iOS users around the US should now be able to see the new information, with more countries being added all the time.

  • The speed limit for the road you’re currently on will show up on the bottom corner of your Google Maps app
  • Speed traps (both stationary and mobile) will show up as icons on the roads, similar to how it works on every other GPS device
  • Android users will be able to report speed cameras, with both Android and iOS users able to see previously reported speed cameras on their apps
  • Google Maps pulls its speed camera data from both authoritative feeds and feedback from users

The list of countries getting the speed camera update includes: Australia, Brazil, U.S., Canada, U.K., 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

It’s good to see the more useful parts of Waze appear in the Google Maps app like this. While Waze is still more powerful for commuters, it can be overwhelming for some users.

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