Finally, the speed camera feature is launched in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India and Indonesia, while speed limits are posted in the United Kingdom, the United States and Denmark.
When Google purchased Waze in 2013 for $1.1 billion, the speed limit and speed camera features of the crowdsourced app were expected to be included in Google Maps.
It looks like Google Maps will finally roll out the speed information to its users after five and a half years. The new features will show the speed limit in the corner of the app and also show an icon when a speed camera is nearby for selected countries.
Google has confirmed to ZDNet the launch of the speed camera feature in Australia. The speed camera feature will also be deployed in the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, India and Indonesia, while speed limits will be set across the UK, the United States and Denmark.
The new features were first identified by Android Police in San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro last July in a limited space.
On Thursday, the features were reported to have been widely updated to Google Maps users in Los Angeles, Minnesota and New York. Google also launched a dedicated “commute “tab on Google Maps in October, which provides live traffic updates and transit information in some areas. It offers alternative routes when delays occur, and Android users are notified of delays and disruptions on their route.