Already since last week, Google is testing the display of the speed limit and of the speed cameras for a few users of Google Maps. This function has already been tested internationally since 2016 and 2018, but now also in Europe for the first time.
After the announcement of the speed limit 2016 was initially available to a few users in the United Kingdom and the United States, further regions followed in 2017 and only in 2019 widespread deployment in the United States. In 2018, for the first time in a few regions, there was the option of having speed cameras displayed. At least the announcement of lightning will not make it to Germany due to a legal ban. However, in around 40 countries, the feature will be activated soon in addition to the display of the speed limit, Google confirmed to TechCrunch.
These countries include: Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Zimbabwe and Tunisia.
The display turns red if you drive too fast
New to these two functions is now the display of their own speed has been added, which is displayed next to the speed limit and adjusts the color to the driven speed. The current speed indicator is placed next to the speed limit shown in the lower left corner. For a few users, this feature can already be activated in the settings of Google Maps. As Android Police reported, users from Germany could already activate this feature. The measured speed is displayed in green, if you do not exceed the current maximum speed, orange if the user drives a little too fast, and red, if you exceed the permitted maximum speed significantly.
No appointment for new features
It is not yet known when the display of the maximum permitted speed and the driven speed in Google Maps is available to all users in Germany. Google did not make any announcements on the I / O 2019, when the company introduced a new Google Maps with navigation via augmented reality, which can now be used on Google's Pixel Smartphones.