Google Maps will soon show you toll prices: Learn more
Google Maps is one of the most common navigation apps. Since the app is used by a majority of people around the world, Google keeps adding new features to the app to make your browsing experience easier and better. Google has now announced changes to how users view maps on mobile, as well as new features for Apple users that are more in sync with the latest iOS features.
One of the main features of this latest update is the ability to display estimated toll prices for an entire route. Google Maps already warns users of toll roads ahead. With the ability to display toll prices, Google has taken the feature to the next level. Toll price data will come from local toll authorities, based on the current day of the week and the time a user is expected to reach the toll, Google says. The company says the feature will be available in four countries – the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia – later this month for nearly 2,000 toll roads.
Google Maps also gets improved road data for navigation. Maps will now show traffic lights and stop signs on certain roads, as well as “enhanced details such as building outlines and areas of interest”. Google also adds data on the shape and width of certain roads. The company said these new gauges will be rolling out over the next few weeks for Android, iOS, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.