Google Maps adds speedometer on its app

By Xite - June 6, 2019
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Users in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, the UK, and the US seem to be some of the first to see this new feature in the Google Maps application.

Google is adding speedometer support on its app to help you stay within speed limits. The new speedometer feature comes from Waze, a GPS navigation software app acquired by Google in 2013. The speedometer comes after Google Maps was recently updated with features such as indication of speed cameras, speed traps and the option to report hazards/jams on the road.

The speedometer is displayed in the lower left corner of the navigation screen and warns you if you are exceeding the speed limit. Currently, users in the US, Belgium, Britain and Brazil can see the speedometer feature in their Google Maps. The feature will be rolled out globally late this year.

In January, Google rolled out the Google Assistant support in the Maps that allows users to share their ETA with friends and family, reply to text messages, play music and podcasts, search for places along your route, add a new stop and auto-punctuate your message.

Simply say 'Hey Google, take me home,' to open Google Maps and get help from your Assistant on your journey.

Last year, Google integrated Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music within Google Maps so that you can control your tunes and podcasts right from Google Maps navigation. With Spotify on Android you can also choose your favourite content by browsing through songs, albums, podcasts, and playlists with the new, easy to use navigation. Say goodbye to toggling between apps, and rock out knowing that you can keep your eyes where they should be—on the road.

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