Starting today, Google Maps extends its traffic features to other regions. The app now shows the speed limit for the road you are currently driving and the location of various important traffic information (eg, accidents, mobile speed cameras and traffic cameras) in over 40 countries.
Speed In navigation mode, limits appear in the lower left corner of Google Maps. The app alerts you verbally when a reported accident, a slowdown in traffic or a speed trap are in sight. To allow users to manually add the location of speed traps or other traffic information in the app:
- Begin navigation in Google Maps by typing an address and tapping directions, or tapping the blue Go button on the Google main menu In Navigation mode, tap the balloon icon + (third icon at the bottom right) to display the Maps screen to set a destination.
- Select the type of report you want to create (Accident, Speed Limit, or Deceleration).
- The app adds the report to the map, even though you have a short countdown window in which you can undo the report if you want to cancel it.
These features have long been present in other navigation services, such as Google's own Waze app, but were limited to certain regions in Google Maps. This new update extends all features to all regions in the US and the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy , Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia , Great Britain and Zimbabwe.
These new features have all been added on the server side, so the user does not have to make any app updates or preference changes to enable them. You will simply go directly to Google Maps. However, the rollout may not be complete everywhere. Please check the app again if you can not use the new traffic features yet. Of course, if you want to check the map or add information while on the move, you should not do so while driving. Transfer this task to the persons in the front passenger seat.