Google Maps is used by millions of people every day to get around, and Google is often developing new features to make the service even better. Now it has become known that Google Maps tests the display of traffic lights on streets, but this is only possible on Android.
The people at Droid life has received several screenshots from a reader showing that Google Maps actually shows traffic lights in this area. The user, who lives in West Des Moines (a future Google Fiber City), showed various points in the city where traffic lights at intersections are clearly visible. The lights can be seen both in a conventional map view and in navigation mode.
This functionality can be useful for a number of reasons, but especially in navigation it can be useful for planning ahead and not being surprised by the light ahead. Of course, Google cannot show you the current status of the light.
As far as we know, this appears to be a server-side test, but the test group may be quite small or limited to certain areas / cities. It is not live on my Pixel 4 XL, which is currently using the latest version of Google Maps.
In particular, Apple introduced this functionality for its card service last year. As it stands, Google does not yet copy the stop sign offer in Apple Maps, at least not yet.
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