Google Maps speed camera alerts and speed limit indicators rolling out worldwide

Google Maps speed camera alerts and speed limit indicators rolling out worldwide
One of the important features that differentiate Waze from other navigation apps like Google Maps is the possibility to see in-depth traffic information and get alerts about speed cameras and speed limits indications.

Surprisingly, the feature didn't make it to Google Maps yet, even after the search giant acquired Waze. Well, the anomaly is about to be completely dissipated as Google Maps users in a bunch of countries report they are now getting speed camera alerts and can now see speed limit indicators.

According to AndroidPolice, speed camera alerts should now be available for many users in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US. 

Furthermore, another new Google Maps feature, the option to see speed limits while driving, is now live in Denmark, Poland, the UK, and US. However, we expect these features to roll out to all Google Maps users worldwide, it's just that this appears to be a released gradually, so we'll just have to wait until Google enables it for more people.



1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It's only a matter of time before some self-righteous politician that thinks they are above the law will write some legislation that stops this feature from being offered. It will be introduced as some measure to "protect the rule of law" or whatever.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Please, don't give the ideas.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

In Canada we have signs that give us advance warning of an upcoming speed/red light camera...not in all locations but at least some of them. I think this is a great feature to help remind people to slow down...we all want safer sane politician can argue that.

6. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I don't notice those sometimes, so if Google Maps can let me know then great!

3. XyAzario

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Here Maps already has all those features. Google Maps is more intuitive though.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Waze had it too

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