Google Maps speed limits are now here and ready to show users just how fast they can drive, finally bringing over another key feature from Waze…
Although Google Maps is among the most popular navigation tool on the market, it’s not the only one. Google recognized this, acquiring Waze back in 2013 for $966 million. The search giant did so because the Israeli startup offered some unique tools.
For those who aren’t familiar, Waze is a crowd-sourcing platform through which users report real-time events, such as traffic congestion, car accidents, and speed traps. Just a little less than 10 days ago, Google integrated the two latter tools into Maps.
Google Maps Speed Limit Display Finally Arrives
Google Maps speed limits are also now part of the interface. It’s a small addition but one that’s quite useful. Letting users know the speed limits as they travel gives them more awareness. And, as the screenshot below shows, it comes with the option to report crashes and speed traps:
This is precisely why Google bought Waze. It goes to show the power of crowd-sourcing. After all, it’s better to be in-the-know, courtesy of other drivers who can help people avoid holdups and other incidents.
The new Google Maps speed limit display is now beginning to appear and should become widely available soon.